Divorce can be a very taxing and difficult thing to deal with all on your own. Qualified attorneys are there to help you through all of the steps and get you to the end without as much pain and difficulty that could be there if you are doing the process on your own. Knowing things about your lawyer as well as things about your case that your lawyer is in charge of is important because your lawyer is representing you, and if you do not know of their motives, then they can not make a good representation of you.
Here are 4 things everyone should ask any divorce lawyer when you first meet.
- What people at your offices will be working on this case?
You should always know before hiring someone to your case whether or not more than just that person will be doing work on your case. It should be a major red flag if the person is delegating important work to others, because although there are great people out there who do good work, it is possible they give some of the most important parts of your case to someone who does not really know what they are doing.
- Who is making the appearances in court for my case?
This is very important to know. If you are hiring one person to make the appearances and represent you, only one person should be appearing in court on your behalf. It is also important to make sure that if you are working with a small one to two person office, that they have the time to do all of the paperwork and make the appearances in court since both of those factors are vital to any court case.
- How much will the divorce cost?
It is very difficult to figure out how much the divorce will cost in the end and what exact number it will be, but if they are an experienced law firm or office, they should be able to look at your case and give you a rough estimation of what they think it will cost. The estimation will not be exact, but it will give a general idea of costs.
- Are there any ways I can control the cost of the divorce?
There are a few reasons why this question is important to ask. It will show you the knowledge and experience of the lawyer in the divorce process and law in general. And it will tell you what the lawyer will and can do to help lower costs in the divorce. It is vital that you do not settle with some generic answer like “you need to be cooperative and reasonable and understanding” because that is some of the worst advice you can give. There are stronger and better answers that they can give that will show you that they know what they are talking about.
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