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Considerations for hiring a divorce attorney

Starting the process of a divorce is a big step. You may have thought about it for awhile, even researched information online, read about the laws in your area or reviewed a few law firm websites. Meeting with and hiring an attorney is a big step in moving forward. 

Before you hire an attorney, how do you know you are making the right decision? Not all family law lawyers are the same. And you want to make sure you are able to get the information and results that you need without driving up your legal costs unnecessarily with miscommunication. Below are some ideas of good questions to ask when you interview lawyers.


  • How long have you practiced in family law?
  • What is your hourly rate? How often do you invoice? Do you have flexible payment options?
  • Based on what you know about my circumstances, what do you think the likely outcome may be? How long might this take?
  • What is your approach to divorce cases? Aggressive? Cooperative? Effective and efficient?
  • How often should we communicate about the case? Is email or phone better?

When you begin the process, be sure to interview at least two attorneys, if not three. Get a sense for their personality. Make sure you are pick some with whom you can be honest and open with personal details and sensitive information.

Don't pick an attorney based solely on cost. Often more experienced, and therefore more expensive, attorneys are more efficient with the work they do and understand the nuances which can have an impact on your case.

We offer comprehensive family law services at our firm, but invite you to give us a call to find out more about our experience handling divorce cases

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