Choosing the Right Divorce Attorney
No matter the circumstances surrounding your divorce, it is in your best interests to hire a lawyer as soon as possible. But which law firm is right for you? Does it matter who you hire? Absolutely. In fact, choosing the wrong attorney can cost you everything when it comes to a divorce.
Consider the information below to choose the right divorce attorney:
- Experience, experience, experience. In a contested divorce, there can be a lot at stake. You may be battling with your spouse over child custody, visitation rights, and the division of property and assets. As a result, the lawyer you hire must have a substantial amount of experience handling divorce cases of all kinds at all stages—especially litigation.
- Knowledge. Contested divorce cases usually involve complex legal issues. Therefore, you should retain an attorney who has an in-depth understanding of divorce law. Additionally, he or she must have knowledge of local laws and all aspects of family law.
- Proximity. Many divorces go back and forth, and as a result, require legal guidance on the spur of the moment. Only hire an attorney who practices close to where you reside. Your lawyer must be able to meet with you to discuss your case or to attend important court dates.
Finally, the lawyer you hire must be aggressive. He or she must fight for you and protect your interests.