Our Skilled Central Kentucky Lawyers Put Clients First
Dealing with a legal matter? You could benefit from the representation of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. Unfortunately, when choosing a lawyer, not just any attorney will do. You need a reputable lawyer who puts clients first.
At Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey, we've seen what happens when attorneys prioritize personal notoriety over the best interests of their clients. One such case involved a high school student who sued her parents in a New Jersey Superior Court. An honor student and varsity athlete, the teen moved out two days before her 18th birthday after a disagreement about obeying household rules. She moved in with a friend whose parents were said to be paying her legal bills. The teenager sought a court order to force her parents to pay her child support, private school tuition, medical and related bills, college expenses, and legal fees.
If you're wondering how such an outrageous case could be brought to court as a practical matter, so were we. We couldn't help but wonder: Did the attorney representing this young woman care about what was best for her? Were they putting her interests first?
Thankfully, the judge refused to order the parents to pay private school and college tuition, saying, “Do we want to establish a precedent where parents live in basic fear of establishing rules of the house? A kid could move out and then sue for an Xbox, iPhone, or 60-inch television.”
Regarding the parents’ disciplining their daughter after inappropriate behavior, the judge also asked, “What kind of parents would [they] be if they did not discipline her?” He stated the parents “had the right to set up rules.”
After all the fuss, the teenager was reunified with her parents--which is what our legal team would have recommended from the beginning. Had the family chosen to work through the issues without going to trial, they would have saved a lot of money, time, heartache, and bad publicity. Having observed this situation, we find ourselves reflecting on the difference between lawyers who seek out a case for their notoriety as opposed to those who do what’s in the best interest of their clients. When seeking legal representation, it is crucial to prioritize attorneys who prioritize your best interests above all else. At Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey, our clients are always our first priority.