Jim Jarvis has practiced family law in Williamson, Travis and surrounding counties for over twenty years,helping people through the hardest times of their lives. He has handled hundreds of divorces, child custody and property division cases, modifications, enforcement actions, Child Protective Service interventions, grandparental cases, terminations of parental rights, adoptions and other family related cases.
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started:
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