When you are preparing for a divorce, you may feel anxious or uncertain about what is going to happen and what you need to do to protect your rights. Choosing the right legal counsel can offer considerable reassurance that you’re taking the right steps.
Ask some targeted questions that will help you select an attorney who can effectively represent your interests. An attorney’s answers may also give you some helpful information about what you can expect during the process.
How much of your practice involves handling divorces?
Typically, it is preferable to work with an attorney who has extensive experience representing clients in divorces. Experienced counsel will be familiar with what happens in every stage of proceedings and how judges in specific areas may tend to handle certain matters.
What are your fees?
When you seek out legal representation, you need to understand how an attorney’s fee structure works. You should ask detailed questions about rates. Ask for a projection of the scope of work involved in your case and what factors could affect the total cost of a representation.
What strategy will get the best outcome?
Try to find out what an attorney thinks of your position in your divorce case. You should also try to get a sense of the legal tactics and reasoning that guide an attorney’s assessment of how to protect your finances and accomplish other important objectives.
An attorney should be able to answer your questions clearly and thoughtfully. Good communication is an essential element of a positive and productive attorney-client relationship.