While not always the least painful answer, a divorce could be the right decision for you. If you are considering this difficult and emotional decision, finding the divorce lawyer that is best for you should be at the top of your to-do list.
There are many factors involved in selecting a lawyer. Finding the right divorce lawyer near you will be important for several reasons. A divorce lawyer near your location will offer more ease and convenience for your visits. You will not have to make long side trips for consultations or to sign paperwork. Attorneys in your area will also be more knowledgeable about local information that could factor into your divorce. Although many aspects of legal cases are handled online by video conference or email, it is still nice to be able to sit across from your attorney and have him/her look you in the eye and listen. A search for ‘divorce lawyers near me’ will provide a list of local divorce lawyers, including Attorney Chip Parker of Parker Law Firm in Amarillo, Texas. Family and friends that have gone through a divorce can also offer recommendations for lawyers nearby. These recommendations are often some of the best starting points in your search.
When looking for a divorce lawyer, other considerations should include the attorney’s education, experience, and how they interact with you. Before you hire a divorce lawyer, you should understand your choices for moving forward. Mediation, litigation, and cooperative or collaborative divorce are just a few of your divorce experience options. Once you decide the type of divorce you are seeking, you can find a lawyer near you with the best experience. Knowing your path forward can ensure you have the best lawyer for your case. Another key to finding the best divorce lawyer is to ask others. The experiences of others and their opinion of their lawyer can make it easier for you to make your choice. You want a lawyer that will work with your best interests in mind during this emotional time. Starting with a recommendation can make the process easier. Lawyers in your area will likely have many satisfied customers willing to share their experience with you.
Before you make the final decision to hire a lawyer, schedule a consultation. During the consultation, ask questions to get a feel for how the office works and how the attorney communicates. This is your opportunity to be sure your divorce lawyer’s demeanor and attitude are a good fit with your needs. You want to ensure the demeanor of your divorce lawyer matches what you need during this time.
When you are ready to make your final decision, Chip Parker Divorce Attorney is ready to work with you during this upsetting and emotional transition.
In 2001 Chip opened his own law firm in Lubbock, Texas, focusing on family law and personal injury. “I can still remember my very first client. I had several jury trials my very first year as a lawyer when many other lawyers my age hadn’t even been inside a courtroom. I went on to serve many more clients and gain trial experience in many different courtrooms, while building a respected and successful law practice. In 2009 I went through a divorce, so I personally know how it feels to go through it all. That experience taught me a lot about how to better understand my clients’ concerns when dealing with child custody, visitation, child support and dividing property and debts.”
Chip was offered a position to join a large statewide law firm that focused on personal injury and helping people that were injured because of the bad conduct of someone else. Chip enjoyed great success for many years and continued to gain experience in the courtroom, trying cases all across the state from El Paso to Nacogdoches, racking up victories. In 2018, Chip finally came back home to Amarillo. Chip knows what it takes to get things done, and learned how to do it all himself when building his practice. He learned how big law firms operate and doesn’t want to be a part of that. Chip believes a smaller firm and fewer cases mean better results for his clients and that is what he does.
Chip is able to serve his community through his participation as a Shriner (the guys with the funny hats and the little cars in the parade), and supports children’s hospitals all over the country and has fun while doing it. It allows Chip to belong to something bigger than himself and to have an extended family.
Chip has two amazing children. His daughter, Tayler, recently graduated from medical school and his son, Trey, will soon graduate from law school. “I could not be more proud. It is every parent’s dream to have their children grow into hard working, successful adults.” In 2019, Chip swept his fiancé away to Scotland where they were married. “Shannon is absolutely the best person I have ever known. I’m extremely lucky to have her.”