Butler Thiessen & Metzinger INC | Family Law Specialists

Focused, Dedicated, Determined since 1986 209-390-8829

Family Law

Family Law

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Property Division



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Child Custody & Visitation

Butler, Thiessen & Metzinger | Family Law Specialists

Focused, Dedicated, Determined since 1986

How To Choose A Family Law Attorney

In the Stockton area and San Joaquin County, there are many family law firms to choose from. How can you choose the family law firm that’s right for you and can help you achieve your goals?

To provide guidance regarding this very important question, Butler, Thiessen & Metzinger, Inc. presents the information below. Once you have narrowed your list of prospective law firms, you should also take the time to discuss your needs with an attorney at those firms — face-to-face if possible. This will provide you with the level of comfort and confidence that is essential. After all, your future and that of your children depend to a significant degree on the outcome of your case, so you need to choose wisely.

To learn more about how to choose a family law attorney, call Butler, Thiessen & Metzinger, Inc. at 209-390-8829.

Critical Factors To Consider When Selecting A Family Law Attorney

When you speak to an attorney about your legal problem, these are some of the things you should ask yourself:

How much experience does the attorney have?

Experience matters. At our firm, we see this every day when we represent clients in court, in negotiation sessions and in mediation. Experience can enable the attorney to efficiently analyze your problem and determine the right legal strategy to pursue. This can save you time and money.

Butler, Thiessen & Metzinger, Inc. has been representing people in family law matters matters since 1986. Having handled virtually every type of divorce and family law case, we have what it takes to win yours.

Does the attorney focus on family law?

Any licensed attorney in California can represent you in a family law case. But there are special benefits you get when hiring an attorney who focuses on family law matters, rather than a legal generalist. A generalist might seek to resolve the case as quickly as possible, whereas a true family law attorney understands the profound effects the outcome of the case will have on you and your family.

At Butler, Thiessen & Metzinger, Inc., we handle only family law cases. We have a comprehensive understanding of the law and how it affects the personal lives of our clients.

Is the attorney a Certified Family Law Specialist?

Not every attorney can achieve this distinction. Becoming a Certified Family Law Specialist requires experience, discipline, and dedication.

Butler, Thiessen & Metzinger, Inc. is one of a select group of family law attorneys in California who have achieved certification as Specialists. Lisa Thiessen has completed everything needed to obtain certification, and expects that to be granted shortly.

Will the attorney stand up for you?

While there are benefits to resolving a case as quickly as possible, you do not want to do that if you must sacrifice your rights or give up what is most important to you. The attorneys at Butler, Thiessen & Metzinger, Inc. vigorously represent clients in court, negotiation sessions and in mediation. When you choose us, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve your goals.

Contact Our Firm

To schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers, email Butler, Thiessen & Metzinger, Inc. or call 209-390-8829.