Tips to Help You Find a Good Divorce Attorney
The divorce process can be rather overwhelming, but having a good attorney by your side can go a long way toward removing some stress from the process. So when you’re preparing to go through a divorce, what qualities should you look for in an attorney?
Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Aggressive isn’t always best
People considering divorce tend to want to find an extremely aggressive attorney, particularly if they expect the divorce to have some contentious battles. However, an aggressive approach to divorce isn’t always a smart one. There needs to be at least some willingness to compromise and work with the other party. The point shouldn’t be to humiliate or dominate your spouse, but to get you the best possible result. So find an attorney that’s focused on protecting and upholding your rights but without an overly aggressive approach, otherwise you could end up spending significantly more time and money to litigate your divorce.
Consider their background
Always look for an attorney who has significant experience in divorce laws, and particularly in mediation and settling divorces outside of court. You can ask friends and family for recommendations if they have gone through the process before—you’ll generally be able to trust the recommendations of people you know.
Look for an attorney with a solid reputation in your jurisdiction. They should work well with other attorneys, have relationships with local judges and have a reputation for being easy to work with as a client.
For more information about how you can find a good Long Island divorce lawyer, contact us today at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.