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How to choose the right divorce lawyer

Posted by: Mills Elder Law
Practice Area: Trademark    Country: All    Publish Date:


When you are facing a divorce it can be difficult to know where to turn. Very few people have prior experience with the legal formalities that are associated with this difficult process. Finding the right divorce lawyer is the key to having a faster and less expensive divorce. Here is how you should go about hiring the right divorce lawyer.

  • Be realistic: First of all, you have to realize that divorce is a legal procedure which has the sole purpose of dissolving your assets and resolving any child custody issues. You might want your divorce lawyer to listen to your story of heartbreak and desolation, but you have to realize that they are not trained to be your therapist or coach. Divorce lawyers have higher rates and while you talk to them the clock is running. What might seem to you to be a very pertinent issue might barely register with them in the overall scheme of things. Be realistic about the proper role of your divorce attorney and what you can expect from him.
  • Be Focused: your final goal in the divorce proceedings is to get a divorce without much depreciation in your financial areas. Do not let your emotions get the better of you when you are negotiating for the small things. Keep your focus firmly on the bigger picture and concentrate on getting the divorce with as little damage as possible.
  • Know your needs: Before you hire a divorce attorney you should also consider other alternatives to litigation, a mediator may help you to negotiate the terms of your divorce. It is the fastest and cheapest way to get a divorce without needing the services of an attorney.
  • Look up 3 different attorneys: Don’t jump ship with the first divorce attorney you meet. Try to find at least 3 different divorce attorneys that you can meet and have a conversation with. You can ask your friends to recommend lawyers or even look up the internet for the best local lawyers. Have a word with each of them and then go with your gut feeling.
  • Research local attorneys: you should start with an initial phone call. Ask them about their rates and also their experience in handling divorces. Do not waste time in a consultation if you see the rates to be way above what you can afford. A lot of divorce attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss their legal approach and your specific requirements.

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