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Choosing an Attorney

Selecting a lawyer is like an interview process. Don't be afraid to call around and find the right fit for you. 

Divorces are extremely complex legal situations, often filled with intricate emotional, legal, and financial issues. As a result, it is vital to pick the right attorney to lead you through this difficult process. With so many lawyers, choosing a lawyer may seem like a daunting task. However, the process is easier if you know what to look for. When selecting an attorney, it is important to find one who is well regarded, within your price range, experienced, and with a practicing style and temperament that you are compatible with. Selecting a lawyer is like an interview process. Don't be afraid to call around and find the right fit for you. 

The Divorce Lawyer Selection Process

First and foremost, you should pick an attorney who has experience in divorce and family law. This lawyer should be well regarded among clients and in the legal field. A lawyer that is well regarded among their peers might be able to work well with any opposing counsel your spouse might hire. To check on an attorney’s reputation, you can consult legal ratings websites such as, birdeye and LinkedIn. One way to gain an understanding on how the attorney will handle your case is to read reviews from previous clients on how their case was handled.

Once you have decided upon a list of candidates, it is wise to call their office and speak with that attorney about your divorce. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the attorney, their experience with divorce, and their firm. If you decide that you think you and the attorney would be a good match, it may then be a good time to schedule a face to face consultation.

During your initial consultation, you will discuss the specifics of your case. For your case to be successful, it is of the utmost importance to be open and honest with your attorney about your situation. Consequently, it is imperative to find an attorney who you feel comfortable confiding in.

Additionally, during your initial consultation, you will discuss your vision for the divorce with your attorney. It is important to find an attorney who shares your vision for the case. As a result, if you want to finish the divorce as quickly as possible and settle, you likely do not want an attorney with a reputation for being overly litigious, and vice versa.



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