Headed for Divorce? Consider These Three Things When Choosing a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is never a word you want to hear from your spouse. Even if you admit that the relationship has been going south for quite some time, divorce is final. It means you have officially come to the realization that there’s nothing left to do to save the marriage. If you have decided that it’s time to file for divorce, you will want to do so with the assistance of a divorce lawyer. Make sure you consider the three important tips outlined here when choosing your divorce lawyer.

Do Your Research Into the Attorney

You can begin your selection with an introductory phone call. During this call, you can ask the lawyer about their experience in family law, including the types of clients they typically represent, and what their success rates are with settling the divorce without going to trial. You can also inquire about the attorney’s fees, retainer, and if they will do a flat fee on their prices based on settlement. Do your best to find out the legal approach the attorney will use for your case during the conversation.

Getting divorced can also include a mix of different experts, including appraisers, parenting coordinators, financial advisors and more. Try to find out during the phone call if the attorney has access to these experts and what role they might play in your divorce case. You will also want to find out how much their work will cost if they are needed.

Ask for Referrals

It’s always a great idea to ask for referrals when it comes to choosing a divorce attorney. Attorneys can advertise all over the internet, the radio, and television. The best advertisement out there for an attorney is via word of mouth from current and former clients.

If you personally know someone who has gone through a divorce, especially local to you, find out who they used and ask for their honest assessment of how the lawyer handled their case. Speaking with family and friends who have gone through a divorce will make it easier on you to make an informed decision on a divorce attorney.

Is There Comfortability?

Do you feel comfortable when speaking with the attorney whom you are researching? This is just as important as the attorney’s experience, cost, and referrals. If you do not feel comfortable with an attorney after speaking with them, you should trust your instincts. You must be able to work well with the attorney. He or she will be communicating with you on a regular basis. You should feel that they have your best interests in mind when representing you at mediation, hearings, and in front of a judge. You should trust the attorney you ultimately choose. You will be sharing intimate details of your marriage with them.

Are you ready to file for divorce in New Jersey? Contact the office of Trish Davis, Esquire today. Ms. Davis can be reached in Cinnaminson at 856-829-9204. She will gladly answer any questions you have about filing for divorce and what to expect throughout the process.