In this DIY world, a lot of people think that they can handle everything
on their own, but the fact is that we still need experienced professionals
to take on the more complicated matters in life, such as divorce. That
said, even the task of finding the right attorney can seem daunting, especially
if you do not know what to look for. If you are having difficulties figuring
out where to start or what to look for in a divorce attorney, continue
reading to learn more.
Here are some tips to help you find the divorce attorney that is right for you:
Look for an attorney who has an extensive amount of experience in family law: There are a lot of great
attorneys out there, but if they are not experienced in family law, they are not
the right ones for you. You might want to cut costs by hiring a family
friend who practices a different area of law, but this is a huge mistake
that will ultimately cost you more in the long run. Instead, you need
an attorney who handles divorce cases on a regular basis. This does not
mean the attorney you hire should exclusively work in family law. In fact,
many attorneys are well-versed in more than one area of law. However,
you need to hire someone who represents cases such as yours with more
frequency, or you are taking a huge risk.
Figure out what path you want to take for your divorce: There is more than one way to get divorced, so try to learn a bit about
your options. You can go through divorce litigation, mediation, or collaborative
divorce, to name a few. The more you understand your options and which
might best suit you, the better you can choose an attorney. Try to find
someone who specializes in the type of divorce you are considering.
Make a list of questions for your initial consultation with your prospective
attorney: To ensure you do not forget to ask any important questions, make a list
before your consultation with the attorney you are considering. This might
feel like an intimidating situation, but keep in mind that the attorney
is there to help and you should feel comfortable to ask as many questions
as you need to make your decision.
Take your comfort level into account: You are going to spend a fair amount of time with your attorney, so you
should also choose someone with whom you feel comfortable. If you think
the attorney you are speaking to is rude or not answering your questions
to your satisfaction, trust your instincts and find someone else for the job.
Speak to One of Our Knowledgeable Divorce Attorneys Today!
Divorce can be a complex process, so you are going to need an attorney on your
side to get you through it, so you can start afresh and move forward with
your life. At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, our divorce team is
committed to helping clients dissolve their marriage and protecting their
Contact our office today at (713) 936-2300 to request a consultation!