Can a family law lawyer explain the possible legal strategies for my specific situation?

Should I Have My Lawyer Explain the Possible Legal Strategies For My Specific Situation? 

When legal professionals provide their opinion on your legal situation, they have a responsibility to take the time necessary to fully understand your case. This will include asking you pertinent questions, analyzing law books and previous case settlements, researching federal, state or municipal regulations, and consulting with colleagues. 

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While an attorney cannot control all aspects of your case, they should be able to explain the possible strategies for your specific situation, along with the pros and cons associated with each strategy. In addition, they should be able to provide you with an estimate for how long it may take to get to a resolution of your case based on the different strategies used. 

You should also ask about alternatives to going to court, since trials are expensive, time consuming and put your fate in the hands of a jury. Your attorney should be able to tell you if they believe that there are options to work out a fair plea bargain or other alternative, such as asserting that no crime actually occurred. While this may sound like a frivolous argument, there are many cases in which such arguments have been successful. For example, the defense can argue that entrapment, lack of consent or abandonment by the alleged victim, and other factors played an important role in your actions.