If you’re going through a divorce, chances are you need a lawyer to help you through the process. Choosing the right one can be overwhelming, but follow these tips when deciding on which lawyer to retain.
Step 1: Decide What Kind of Divorce You Need
The situation between you and your ex will dictate what type of divorce you need. Suppose you get along and do not foresee any major complications. In that case, you might be looking at an uncontested divorce (when both spouses have agreed to divorce and have reached an agreement about all issues involved in ending their marriage). But if things are not amicable and you can’t agree on one or more issues, your lawyer will need to put in the extra work to fight for your rights, which means you are probably looking at a contested divorce.
Step 2: Do Your Research
The internet is your friend, and you should use it to your advantage when deciding which divorce lawyer to hire. Check out their website, reviews, and most importantly, their social media pages. Their Instagram and Facebook will give you great insight into what type of personality they have, allowing you to determine if you will mesh well with them or not.
Step 3: Prepare Your Questions
The divorce process is different for everyone. Something significant to you may not be irrelevant for someone else. Take some time to consider your priorities in this process and create a list of questions to ask your potential attorney before deciding to retain them.
Some examples of questions include:
- Do you specialize in divorces?
- How long have you been practicing family law?
- What is your strategy for my case?
- What is the cost of your services, including your retainer fee?
- How often can I expect to receive updates from you?
Be sure to touch on the issues that are important to you. A good lawyer should answer all of your questions confidently and without hesitation.
Step 4: Choose and Retain an Attorney
Once you have done your research, you will have a much better idea of who can help you reach your goals most efficiently. If you feel that you have found an attorney you can trust and who will have your best interests in mind throughout the process, it’s time to move forward with retaining them.
The best way to ensure you have proper representation and will experience a smooth divorce process is by doing your research and hiring an attorney you resonate with. Consult J.G. Boyd Law today to determine if we are the right fit for you!
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