What To Look For When
Hiring A Divorce Attorney
No worldly dealing would have been so intricate if the positive consent of all the involving parties is shown. Very obviously a matter will subject to complications if there prevails any discrepancy and mutual disagreement.
The very similar situation goes when a couple is seeking divorce. We know, today, most of divorce cases are brought before the judge where disagreements of a spouse on some or the other is must. The divorce process wouldn't have been so complex, rigorous, irritating, time consuming and financially and emotionally costly if both the spouses showed consent to each other to have accordance in opinion or agreeing upon any issue. But, verily, why would in the world there be an appeal for divorce if the above arguments are validated.
Divorce a legal process and likewise divorce all legal processes are often complex to deal with. For everyone ending a disintegrating marriage is more difficult. The reason may be the complexity of the divorce process itself and the emotional stress of dealing with the issues of child custody, support and division of assets.
Therefore, for people understanding the legal process has become as baffling as trying to solve a riddle. In any legal proceedings you need to feel confident with your attorney when choose one as you are told to trust your physician.
But who knows, how your attorney is? S/he must be a combination of therapist, confidant, and clergy person and in short "legal eagle". So, how do you find this person to whom you can entrust your future?
Today, every third couple of the seven divorcing couples require some intervention by the courts to help move them toward settlement even if they eventually resolve their differences without having to go to trial. In divorce process, you are at the stage of life where you are ready to take any step the other person tells you in order to settle the matter down gaining the eventual mental and physical peace. Now when you have let the court intervene in the matter, you must know your attorney is your advocate. S/he must understand your concerns and be able to convince you that s/he can present them on your behalf. It might be a blunder if you wanted to retain an attorney whom you do not have absolute trust in his or her ability to do their best for you.
That is why; if the legal processes ever had been so easy, every other person out there would have himself represented every case. Therefore, choosing a lawyer may be the most important decision you make.
Not every lawyer will be right for every person. You must be sure that your philosophy of the proceedings matches with your lawyer's philosophy. As a result, you must ask questions that reflect your specific concerns.
A good and efficient lawyer is one who will;
* Assist you to understand and focus on the issues of your divorce without losing sight of the emotional nature of the proceedings;
* Also help you to prepare for court proceedings in advance
* Provide prompt and courteous responses to your questions;
* Provide information and methods to help you reduce your legal fees.
There are few things recommended you should do before you choose a divorce attorney/lawyer.
1. Interview few candidates for referrals to identify what they like or dislike about their attorneys
2. See several attorneys to understand the process they will offer, compare and decide to go for the best one
When you finally decided that a specific attorney can deal with your case in a best way, you must prepare a list of questions regarding your concerns in choosing an attorney as well as your personal concerns in the divorce case. Your set of question should have some similar types of questions:
* How long has s/he been a lawyer?
* What is his/her primary area of practice?
* Does s/he have any other practice areas?
* How much trail experience does s/he have?
* Has s/he handled cases with issues similar to the one you have?
* Has s/he dealt cases involving minors and does s/he have knowledge about parental alienation?
* What is the divorce process in the county you reside in?
* What are the likely obstacles and issues apparent in your case?
* What alternatives can s/he provides you in resolving the issues?
* Is there any process that s/he would recommend and why?
* Approximately how long will the process take?
* What are the costs you can expect in this case and how much will s/he bill?
* Will the lawyer agree to accept payments on any outstanding balance?
* How will your case progress be informed to you?
* What kind of approach does s/he think is appropriate and why -aggressive and unyielding, or cooperative?
* Has s/he ever been disciplined by the state or provincial law society?
* Who else in the office will be working on your case and what is their rate?
* Is there anything s/he can do to keep your legal fees down?
With these points in mind some other issues regarding fee payment schedule, direct or indirect instruction etc should also be clarified in order to be on the same wavelength as your attorney. Because if you are unsure about any issues related to your case, and you keep on giving your attorney mixed messages, this will further impede your case which might leave impact on your future.
Lastly develop lines of communication with your attorney/lawyer by being honest and not holding back the relevant information even if seems embarrassing in order to maintain the communication process clear and effective.
Summarily, these aren't the hard and fast set of question that must be abided by but, as observed they were followed by those people whose cases were dealt successfully and they obtained almost absolute results.
Finding the right attorney for any legal proceedings is never impossible but has become difficult to a far extent. Today, as divorce rates are increasing, likewise reversely, finding the best suitable lawyer/attorney has become greatly that difficult. If the legal processes ever had been so easy, every other person without a divorce lawyer/attorney would have himself represented his case. Therefore, if you are seeking divorce, choosing the good divorce lawyer may be the most important decision you make.
Ismail Ahmed is a Legal Advisor and SEO based Content Writer of [http://www.aboutdivorce.org]
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