No one gets married expecting to one day divorce, but the fact is, it’s a common occurrence. Hiring a divorce lawyer isn’t easy. But, it’s necessary if you and your spouse have decided to split up.
Hiring a divorce lawyer is a big step. After all, this person will be guiding you though one of the most stressful and emotional times of your life. It can be a hard process to start. You might be confused or upset; devastated or angry.
Where do you even begin to find the right divorce lawyer?
At The Behal Law Group, we understand this time and are here to guide you. Here are five things you need to know before hiring a divorce lawyer.
You will likely be spending a considerable amount of time with your divorce lawyer, so one thing to think about when you first meet him is whether you click. Does this lawyer seem to get you? Is he really listening and understanding your needs? Are you comfortable and confident in his abilities? If anything feels off about your initial meeting, it’s probably a good idea to meet with someone else. You might need to meet with a handful of attorneys before deciding on your best match.
Referrals and reviews
In this day and age, it’s common to “crowdsource” referrals from our friends and family on social media or in person. So, don’t be afraid to ask around. If a friend or family member has recently been divorced, ask who handled their case. Did they like their attorney? Was it handled well? Word-of-mouth referrals can really open the door. Don’t be afraid to ask.
Money and time
If money is a concern for you, make sure you know your attorney’s fee schedule up front. He should be able to tell you roughly how much your divorce will cost so you can budget accordingly. It’s a common question; don’t be afraid to ask. Also, be sure to find out what your attorney’s policy is on returning calls and emails and how available they are to serve your individual needs. Hammering these details out early on will save you a lot of headaches down the road.
Consider your needs in a divorce lawyer
While divorce can be an emotional time, it’s always a good idea to take stock of your needs before hiring an attorney. Make sure you hire an attorney who meets your needs.
Be confident in your choice
If you’ve interviewed several attorneys, asked all the right questions and considered your true needs, you’ve likely hired the right divorce lawyer for yourself. So, be confident in your choice and let your attorney handle the stressful parts of your case.
The Behal Law Group
At the Behal Law Group, we want you to hire the perfect divorce lawyer for your case. We’re here to help.