When trying to choose the best divorce lawyer, it is important to know what questions you need to ask. The process of divorce can be painful to everyone involved, so the right representation is crucial. The more you know about your divorce lawyer, the better prepared you can feel when going to court.
First, discover if your lawyer practices family law exclusively. The more cases they have represented, the more knowledgeable they are in the field and the more equipped they will be to tackle any hurdles that may arrive during the proceedings. This means discovering how long they have been practicing law as well.
Financial questions are very important as well. Try to discover your lawyer’s retainer and how they bill their clients. Do they have a flat rate or an hourly rate? Knowing the cost can help you weed out lawyers who do not fit into your budget.
Figure out what percentage of their cases go to trial. Some lawyers will work to strike deals so you and your former partner can avoid going to court. Others will push to get the case before a judge. Understand which option is best for you, your family, as well as the divorce.
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