A divorce is an immensely nerve wracking process. The life that you've grown accustomed to has come to an end. Decisions that impact your life are being made such as child custody, alimony, and how your assets will be divided.
But the most difficult decision of all is choosing your divorce lawyer. Your divorce settlement hinges on this choice. A poor choice on your part can ruin the rest of your life.
You need to choose a lawyer who's well experienced in family law. Put an effort into asking around when looking for a lawyer. Don't hesitate to ask acquaintances, friends, and relatives on your side of the family. A practiced lawyer can readily supply plenty of good references.
When you interview a lawyer, tell him the facts of your case and get an estimate of what the case as a whole will cost you. They usually charge an hourly rate and may ask you to pay a retainer fee in advance. Interview a number of lawyers before reaching a final decision.
Subjects of inquiry are:
1.) The years of experience that he has in family law.
2.) The exact steps of the divorce process, the time frame of the divorce, and related legalities.
3.) What the filing fee will be as well as other additional fees such as the fee of a legal assistant.
4.) The retainer agreement plan of the lawyer.
5.) The billing interval of the lawyer.
A good lawyer will have no difficulty answering your questions without resorting to technical legal jargon. He ought to be familiar with most of your questions and should easily bring up other issues that you haven't thought of.
He should have a personality that you find easy to work with. If anything about him feels wrong, then don't waste any time looking for another.
The lawyer selection process should be finalized before the divorce case starts. Your case can suffer real damage if you change your lawyer after the case has started. You ought to be working as a team when the case begins so try to cooperate and assist him whenever possible.
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