Facing a divorce can be frightening, but it can be made a little less stressful with the right divorce lawyer. Find a lawyer who will be your biggest advocate, ensuring you aren't taken advantage of during this vulnerable time.
Choose a Lawyer
Most attorneys who deal in divorce offer an initial consultation in which no fees are incurred. This consultation is a good way to find out what to expect next as you face divorce, but also an excellent way to decide if you are comfortable with that attorney as your representation. And while the initial consultation may not delve too deeply into your situation but may instead be briefer than you expect, it should be enough time to understand what the process will be, the costs you'll encounter, and whether or not you are comfortable with that attorney.
You likely have myriad questions about the entire process, and it's a divorce lawyer's job to not only represent you but also to guide you along as the divorce proceeds. Come armed with your questions each time you meet with your lawyer, and keep a running list of the questions you want to ask before you meet. How the lawyer responds to your questions for them will help you decide if you indeed want to hire them to represent you.
A Confusing Time
How do you find the right lawyer when you're already in a confusing, chaotic situation? Finding a divorce lawyer might involve talking to other people for recommendations or reading reviews online from previous clients. Unbiased reviews can help clarify the decision of selecting a lawyer that will be a good fit for you.
Make sure the lawyer you choose to represent you is prepared to tackle any special issues you may encounter in your divorce. When child custody or visitation issues are involved, your lawyer should be well-versed in handling those types of cases. No matter what special issues you may have in your divorce, a good lawyer will have experience in effectively dealing with it throughout the divorce process.
A Calming Force
When the storm of divorce becomes overwhelming, your lawyer should be able to point you in the right direction and help you understand what is to come. You don't have to face a confusing time on your own; choose a lawyer you can trust to make the divorce process less chaotic and easier to navigate.