When it comes to divorce, choosing an attorney to represent you is one of the most important decisions you will make. Yet, finding the right divorce lawyer can be overwhelming. Not all attorneys are created equal. Here are some tips on selecting the best representation for divorce.
Ask for recommendations
Researching divorce lawyers online is a good first step. Check out online attorney reviews and local “Top Attorney” lists.
Speaking to friends and family about their first-hand experiences may be the best way to find a lawyer. Reach out to those you trust who have already been through divorce, and find out which divorce lawyers they recommend, and why.
Pick the right type of lawyer
There are many different types of lawyers out there, each working in a particular branch of law. It is very important to choose the right type of lawyer for your needs.
When it comes to divorce, look for a lawyer who focuses their practice on family law, and who is well-versed in the divorce laws in your county and state. If your divorce involves complex alimony, child support, or visitation matters, choose a divorce lawyer experienced in these areas.
“Interview” your candidates
It is okay to meet with a few divorce attorneys before you decide who to hire. Some divorce lawyers offer free initial consultations for new clients. During your consultation, ask about their process, how they communicate with clients, and how they plan to resolve your divorce in a way that meets your needs and goals.
Make sure they fit your budget
Though choosing a legal team solely based on price is not a good idea, your lawyer should still be within your budget.
Trust your intuition
The bottom line is this – you have to like your lawyer. Divorce is incredibly personal. You will be sharing the intimate details of your family life with your attorney. You should trust them completely, and believe they have your best interests in mind every step of the way. Find a divorce lawyer who puts you at ease and shares your ideals.
Ultimately, this is partnership, and not unlike marriage, it will not work unless you get along.
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