You should never go through a divorce without a lawyer. You need someone who is able to remain calm and level-headed during discussions so that you are well protected. You deserve to get a good settlement, and you will need someone to fight for you to get that. Not only that, but you also don’t want to make a mistake and find out, a few years down the road, that you never legally got divorced!
So, how can you find the right lawyer? Where do you even start?
Ask around. Unfortunately, most people know at least a few people who have gone through the process, so it can be a good place to start. You might find out that one of their lawyers will work great for you.
If you are lucky enough not to know someone who has been through a divorce, you can start looking online. By reading online reviews, you can start to come up with a list of lawyers that may work for you. However, it is important to remember that people are more likely to write bad reviews than good ones so there is nothing wrong with a few bad reviews. Take them with a grain of salt. Listen to the good along with the bad to see if you think one or more of those lawyers might be a good option for you.
Call the office to get more information. If you are serious about finding the right lawyer for you, you are going to need to ask some questions. Don’t be afraid to ask about their credentials and experience. You are going to want to choose a lawyer who is experienced with divorce law. You don’t want to be partway through your divorce, only to realize that your lawyer doesn’t know what he or she is doing. If you have children or run a business with your ex, you may want to make sure that your lawyer is able to handle those unique divorce situations.
You should also ask about their whole process. Do they offer a free consultation? What is the next step after that? What is the billing process? How quickly can they start your divorce proceedings? What should you expect if you go with their firm?
Most people recommend meeting with a few lawyers, so you can find one that you are comfortable with. Most lawyers offer a free consultation, which will give you time to talk to your lawyer, explain your situation, and discuss your options. Since divorce can be tricky, you need to find a lawyer that you are comfortable confiding in. You are going to spend plenty of time discussing your finances and dividing up your assets, so you need to make sure that you trust the lawyer that you choose.
It can be hard to choose a lawyer, especially the right one. However, you should be able to ask some friends and family members who have been through the process. If not, there are plenty of reviews online that can help to point you in the right direction. Choose a few and then look even closer. You want to make sure that you know that they have enough experience to get you through the whole process. You don’t want to have to start over with a new lawyer in the middle of your case. Then, make sure that you take the time to meet with a few lawyers. You are going to be having some serious conversations, so it is important that you feel comfortable with whomever you choose.
If you are going through a divorce, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We will be glad to fight for you so you can get a good divorce settlement.