Hiring a divorce attorney is an important step in the process of ending your marriage. It is essential to ensure the lawyer you work with has the skills and experience to properly assist you and handle your case.
Brides Magazine explains you should ask your divorce attorney some questions prior to hiring him or her.
You want to ask questions that will reveal how much experience the lawyer has. Ask about how many cases he or she has handled. Find out what types of work he or she usually handles.
You will want to also learn how the attorney handles the cases on which he or she works. Discover his or her experience with negotiations and if he or she focuses on settling outside of court.
Conflict of interest
It is very important to choose a lawyer who has no connection to your spouse or to anyone that might have an interest in your case. Ask if the attorney knows your spouse or your spouse’s attorney. Discover more about his or her affiliations to ensure there are no questionable connections.
Another thing you want to find out about is how the attorney will handle your case. Find out who will do the majority of the work. Will your lawyer focus on your case or hand it over to someone else? If there will be others working on your case, ask to meet them.
Also, learn more about contacting your attorney and availability. Will you be able to call at any time or are there set hours he or she is available? Can you communicate via email, or does the attorney prefer phone calls?
Ideally, when you first meet with your lawyer, you want to learn as much as possible. You will have to work closely with this person, so make sure he or she is someone you can trust.