If you are getting divorced, one of the most important steps you can take as you embark on this process will involve hiring an experienced attorney to handle your case and advise you of your legal options. Divorce is a deeply personal and high-stakes legal matter, so choosing someone who is right for you is crucial.
What to Look For
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to choosing a divorce attorney. Every divorce has its unique complexities, so you should choose someone who is experienced in handling the unique obstacles you are facing. For example, if you have a high net worth or complex assets, you will need a lawyer who regularly handles these cases and understands how to navigate them.
It is also important for you to understand what type of divorce you will need. If you and your spouse agreed to resolve the terms of your divorce outside of court, you may opt for a collaborative divorce or divorce mediation. If you have a relatively simple divorce and agree on all the key issues in your divorce, you will have an uncontested divorce. If you are anticipating substantial conflict in your divorce, you may want to choose an attorney who is prepared to aggressively fight for you in court.
Before you consult with an attorney, prepare a list of some questions. Here are some questions that may be helpful to ask:
- What sort of divorce cases are you particularly experienced in handling?
- How long have you practiced family law?
- How often will you provide updates on my case?
- How can I best get in touch with you?
- How long do you expect my case to take?
- What sort of costs, aside from your own, do you think my case will involve?
- Can you help me understand the tax consequences of the choices I will have to make?
These are just a few questions you may want to consider asking. If you think of anything more specific to your case that you wish to ask, include these as well.
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