What should you consider when choosing a divorce attorney?
Jul 2, 2015
When choosing your marital and family lawyer, there’s basically three things I want you to consider. Number one, I want you to make sure you have a marital and family lawyer. I don’t want you to go to your friend or your real estate lawyer that says they’re going to help you out, and say they’ll take care of your divorce case, or whatever marital and family matter you have. You want to have a lawyer that specializes or concentrates their practice in marital and family law.
Number two, I want you to have a trial lawyer. Understandably, you want to be able to work out a resolution cooperatively. You want to have an agreement. But if you don’t have an agreement, you want a lawyer that’s been to trial, knows the rules of evidence, knows the rules of procedure, and can present that case to the trial judge.
Number three, sort of like dating, you’ve got to have chemistry. If you don’t have chemistry with your lawyer, you’re not going to be able to have an adequate resolution. You’re going to be asked very private questions, and you’re going to have to answer them, sometimes on the witness stand. So until you have all three of those components, you don’t have your lawyer. When you do have all three, that’s when you know you can hire your family lawyer.
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