It can be difficult enough to be faced with a divorce. Few of us have little to no experience with the legal ins and outs associated with this process. Many individuals spend a great deal of time and money wasted trying to find the ‘perfect divorce attorney’. No one wants to experience a long, drawn-out emotional divorce. Instead, one should invest in a faster and less-expensive divorce. Now the questions is: How do you know if you are investing your time and money with the right lawyer?
Step One: Hire a personable attorney specializing in divorce. Attempt to hire a divorce attorney with whom you get along and communicate easily. You will spend a lot of time together and essentially become a team.
Step Two: Hire an affordable and responsive divorce attorney. Learn as much as you can about how his services and their charges for his/hers professional services. “The best divorce attorney in the world isn’t right for you if you can’t afford their fees”. Avvo, a Legal Advise Center, suggests for individuals to keep these questions in mind: Will you be the contact person for my case? How should I contact you to discuss the case: email/phone/fax? Do you have a policy for returning client calls? What is your hourly rate? Do you require a retainer? If so, what terms? What is the hourly rates for associates and paralegals? Who are your hourly fees charged?
Step Three: Hire a divorce attorney who understand both the legal issues and your view of the case. For instance, if you have children, your attorney should be experienced with child-related issues such as custody, visitation, and child support. You’ll also need an attorney who has some knowledge handling alimony issues. If you are a business owner, you should also seek help with the valuation of your business.
Step Four: Ultimately, it is your decision and you should conclude your choice based on your needs, budget and flexibility. Make sure to explain your timeframe and your requests to your prospective divorce attorney.
When you are faced with a difficult family law issue, you undoubtedly have many questions and concerns. We will help guide you through this process which can be difficult and emotionally taxing. We will do so with compassionate and thoughtful representation doing our very best to see that you receive a fair, just, and proper result. Call us for more information!
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