If you are seeking separation for your spouse, you will also be seeking an experienced divorce lawyer. Hiring the right lawyer can make the entire process smoother ad stress-free. Contact our office today to arrange a free consultation. Here is what to look for in a divorce lawyer.
You’ll want a trustworthy divorce lawyer on your side, but beyond that, what you should look for in a lawyer depends mostly on what you value and what you want to get out of the divorce.
If you expect to fight every step of the way – and if you’re keen on fighting back, and don’t care much for compromising – then you should get a notorious battler.
In most cases, though, you’ll probably want a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable. Do you feel assured that your lawyer is listening to you, and using your best interests to navigate? Will you get the lawyer you pick and pay for, or will that attorney hand you off to others in his or her firm after the consultation? You want some who can foresee problems and possibilities you wouldn’t – you also want someone with a reputation for creative, innovative solutions to the knotty problems of asset division, alimony, and child custody and support. You’ll want a lawyer who can give you peace of mind and fight for a fair and equitable outcome for you and your children.
In your first consultation, your lawyer should be able to help you get a feel for the cost and timeline of divorce. You should start asking questions about strategy right away. What are the advantages of litigation versus mediation in your case? What percentage of that attorney’s cases go to trial? Is your lawyer amenable to sitting down with your spouse and his or her attorney and having a settlement conference in the office? Be open about whatever is on your mind. No two divorce cases are the same: you want to know your lawyer is listening to you, and ready to come up with creative solutions to meet your needs.
If you are considering divorce, or have been served divorce papers, you need legal counsel that works diligently to protect your best interests, Kristen S. Simpson can provide the assertive get compassionate support you need to move forward with your life as quickly and easily as possible. Call today to schedule a consultation.