We always feel disappointed when our clients do not get what they want in court. After pouring time and effort into a case, it can be heartbreaking. We may never feel the brunt of the disappointment like the client, but it hurts. Knowing that feeling motivates us
Occasionally, we have lost cases we should have won. There are other times when we won cases that we maybe shouldn’t have.
Both of those scenarios are rare. The key to winning family law cases is hard work and preparation. We’re good at that.
Family law judges have seen every case under the sun. They hear every possible story and every possible argument about why something matters for the best interest of a child. Usually, judges hear the same stories from the same people multiple times. Family law judges see the results of their previous decisions and, hopefully, learn from them.
Family law judges get lied to. A lot. Many times, there is no real evidence to be seen that can confirm the truth, so a judge is left to depend on their gut. It may sound crazy, but it’s a fact that judges often make decisions based on who they think is telling the truth.
Most family law judges can see past the individuals and understand the entire family dynamic. The parties and their lawyers are focused in on what makes the client look good and the other person look bad. But a family is a lot more than just individuals with good and bad traits. Understanding how a family operates can make otherwise-significant facts less important and could elevate facts that might not seem that important in isolation.
Generally, family law judges are good at what they do. Most of the time they make decisions that are in the best interest of children.
There are, however, a few recurring issues where a lot of judges might miss the ball, including:
A big part of having a judge make the right decision on your case is having the right representation, including a team of lawyers who are familiar with what certain judges want.
When you hire us, you are hiring specific knowledge about the judges in Central Arkansas and what is persuasive in their courtroom.
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