Family law issues often arise at a time of crisis when family members struggle to make good judgments for a wide assortment of reasons. It is difficult for a family law attorney to represent his or her client's interests without affecting the interests of other family members. As a result, the selection of a family law attorney is one of the most important decisions you can make. You should expect an attorney knowledgeable in the law and competent in all aspects of dispute resolution, including traditional litigation, mediation and collaborative law practice. You need a lawyer who appreciates your circumstances and is capable of helping you navigate through your family law issues in order to meet your and your family’s objectives.