According to ItsOverEasy.com, the years when a marriage is most likely to break up are the first two years or years 5 through 8. If you are in these precarious years and getting a divorce, it is essential to have a divorce lawyer who can help guide you. However, not all lawyers are created equal. You need to make sure that you find one who is right for you and your situation. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most important questions to ask your divorce lawyer before deciding.
1. How Long Have You Been Practicing Law?
This is an important question because you want to make sure that the lawyer you choose has a lot of experience. Divorce can be a complicated process, so you need someone who knows what they are doing.
The longer a lawyer has been practicing, the more experience they will have with divorce cases. This does not mean that a lawyer who has been practicing for a shorter time cannot handle your case, but it's best to err on the side of more experience.
2. What Is Your Fee?
This is another important question to ask. Lawyers can charge various fees, so you need to make sure you are comfortable with what you will be paying. Some lawyers charge by the hour, while others may charge a flat fee. Discuss the fee with the lawyer, especially if it's per hour as phone calls where you vent frustrations to the lawyer can rack up a hefty bill.
3. What Is Your Approach to Divorce Cases?
Every lawyer has their approach to divorce cases. Some may be more aggressive than others. You need to make sure you are comfortable with the lawyer's approach before hiring them. You should also ask what the lawyer's plan is for your case. Will they be going to court or trying to settle out of court? Disappointment occurs when hopes don't meet up with reality, so make sure that you and the lawyer are on the same page.
4. How Will I Be Kept Updated on My Case?
You want to make sure that you are kept up to date on what is happening with your case. Some lawyers may only update you every so often, while others may update you more frequently. Find out what the lawyer's policy is before hiring them.
5. How Often Can I Contact You?
You may need to contact your lawyer frequently, or you may only need to contact them once or twice throughout your case. Find out the lawyer's policy so you know what to expect. If you need to contact your lawyer frequently, make sure they are okay with this and that they will be available to answer your questions.
If you are considering a divorce, you should get legal counsel as soon as possible. To learn more about what to look for in a divorce lawyer, please contact our office. Belser Law Firm has 15 years of experience handling divorce and custody cases. Call today or visit our website for more information.