What should you look for in an attorney?

You will be working closely with your divorce attorney during an extremely stressful time of your life so you need to find a good fit. When you are looking for an experienced divorce attorney, you should look for someone who will:

  • Be easy to work with
  • Explain the process and answer any questions you may have.
  • Inspire confidence
  • Be in your price range
  • Have a head for numbers and complex finances
  • Respond to your calls and give you what you need
  • Be available to you during the divorce
  • Specialize in Divorce/Family Law and have a deep understanding of the process
  • Be honest with you even if it isn’t something you want to hear

What questions should I ask a prospective Divorce Attorney?

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How much “in court” experience do you have?
  • What other types of law do you practice? What percentage of your practice is represented by cases other than Divorce/Family Law?
  • Are you familiar with the courts my case will be filled in? Do you know the judges involved?
  • Will you handle my case or will it be handed off to someone else in your office?
  • What are your hourly rates?
  • Will you give me an itemized bill every month?
  • Can I call you with questions?
  • How promptly will you return my calls or emails?
  • If the case goes to trial can you continue to represent me?
  • Is there any way for me to minimize my legal expenses?
  • What documents do I need?
  • What do you need from me?