It is very hard to choose the right family law lawyer for your case. The process of finding the right one can be stressful and challenging, especially when you are not sure what you are looking for.

You should find a well-trained and experienced family law lawyer for your case so that they can handle all the stressful and complex situations with ease and comfort.

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There are many things you should look for while searching for a family lawyer. In this blog post, we have worked hard to bring you useful information that will help you choose the best family law lawyer for your particular case.

We will review some of the traits that we believe are important that you should look for in your family law lawyer.


Integrity is a big deal for everyone, and perhaps to your surprise, it should be a necessary part of any family law lawyer you hire.

So what do we mean by integrity as a trait for a family law lawyer? A family lawyer should be honest with you about the weaknesses and strengths of your divorce case. Because if they are not honest, you won’t be able to understand your divorce case and may make the wrong decisions.

Imagine going to a doctor: you know you are ill, but you don’t know what is wrong with you. Now imagine the doctor not telling you what is medically wrong with you but instead starts telling you that you are absolutely fine, you would feel better at that moment, but this will not be in your best interest as you will keep on getting more ill.

Similarly, when your family law lawyer is not honest with you about your divorce case, you won’t be able to know the strengths and weaknesses of your case. If your family lawyer only gives you part of the information, you won’t know what strategy or direction you should take for your case, and you will not be able to set reasonable expectations.

So in order to avoid all these complications, it is best that you hire a family law lawyer who is honest with you.

Hence, if your family law lawyer tells you that everything is fine and there is nothing to worry about, run the other way as they are not the right fit for this job.


Don’t ever hire a family law lawyer who loses their patience, yells at the other lawyer, and shouts in court. It is one thing, to be honest, blunt, and to the point, and altogether another thing to let your emotions take over.

If your family law lawyer is unable to control his/her emotions, you should find another one that has patience and tolerance. Divorce cases are already very difficult to deal with. You might be very emotional, so you need a lawyer who is calm and patient around you.

Also, keep in mind that having an emotionally tolerable lawyer does not mean that you let your emotions take control of you and let your family law lawyer figure out the rest. The sole advantage of having a patient family law lawyer is that he/she will help you manage your emotions. So make sure you hire a family law lawyer who is patient and calm.


Another important trait that you should look for in your family law lawyer is diligence. You can assess the diligence of your family law lawyer the moment you call them.

Did the lawyer take the time to speak with you in person about the issue or just got straight to how much they would charge? Did the lawyer take your call, or did you just talk with a secretary? Did the in-person meeting happen?

When you are looking for the right family law attorney for your case, do keep these things in mind. These are a preview of the type of diligence you can expect when you hire a lawyer. If you don’t get the diligence from the moment you call, find another lawyer.

About Peak Family Law

Peak Family Law is an experienced family law firm based in Edmonton, Alberta. We help couples reach suitable separation agreements throughout Edmonton and its surrounding areas. Peak Callihoo Bergsma & Associates is a specialized firm helping families resolve family law matters, including divorce, parenting time, division of assets, family violence, separation, and prenuptial agreements. We have experienced lawyers who can help you resolve your conflicts more peacefully. Contact us today for expert legal advice.

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