Tyler Family Law Law Firm
We offer affordable fees that are competitive with those of other...
We offer affordable fees that are competitive with those of other...We are a general practice law firm that serves all of your legal needs, particularly in the areas of family law (divorce, alimony, child custody and visitation, and child support); real estate; criminal defense; consumer protection to individuals and small businesses in Tyler and its surrounding counties in east Texas. We also offer mediation services. Attorney Diane Heindel is certified to mediate in all Texas courts.
We offer affordable fees that are competitive with those of other attorneys in Tyler. We look forward to serving your legal needs.
Unlike many of the larger law firms, we don't view our clients as just file numbers in a "settlement factory". Our focus is on each of our clients' unique needs. We will do everything necessary to keep you informed and knowledgeable about your particular legal problem. That means that we stress personal attention, responsiveness, and accessibility: We listen to you. We return your phone calls promptly. We regularly report to you on the status and progress of your case.
Our philosophy is to try and negotiate or mediate a fair settlement without going to court whenever possible. If handled properly, mediation and arbitration are less costly and more expeditious than trials. Clients should realize that they will have more control over the outcome in a mediation as opposed to a trial. But if a fair and just negotiated or mediated settlement cannot be reached, you can rest assured we are not afraid to try lawsuits: if a trial cannot be avoided, we will aggressively advocate for your rights and your interests in court.
In short, it is our core commitment to focus on each client's individual background, objectives, and goals. We welcome the opportunity to serve ALL of your legal needs.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.