Questions You Should Ask When Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

As you go through the process of choosing a divorce lawyer, you will eventually consult with them, whether it be through a phone call or in-person, to ask some questions. Their answers will help you better assess who may be your best choice, so it is crucial to thoughtfully prepare these questions in advance.

Asking the Right Questions

When preparing for your initial consultation with an attorney, you should write down a list of questions that will help you make your final selection.

Here are some tips to help get you started:

  • Find out if your prospective attorney focuses on family law or if it is only part of their practice. You will also want to ask how long they have been practicing family law and if they have handled divorce cases similar to yours. Not every divorce is the same, so understanding what your attorney has experience in handling is essential.
  • It is not uncommon for other members of a law firm to assist in a divorce case, so find out who else may be working for you and what sort of experience they have. You might also take this opportunity to meet them if they are in the office.
  • Of course, every divorce comes with a price tag, so it is crucial to ask about their rates and any other costs they expect you to incur. In some cases, other experts, such as forensic accountants and psychologists, are necessary.
  • Accessibility is important when working with an attorney, so ask how often you will receive updates about your case, how soon they can return a call, and any other questions you may have about reaching them.

If you have any questions that are more specific to your case, include these as well. Everyone’s situation is unique, so take some time to think about yours and what you may want to know from an attorney you may potentially hire.

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If you are filing for divorce and looking for an attorney, turn the team at Arnel Law Firm for the experienced guidance you need to navigate your case. We understand many of the challenges our clients face and will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome.

Reach out to our law office today at (718) 550-3024 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team to get started on your case.