Divorce is emotionally draining and stressful for all parties, whether it is an amicable divorce or a contentious one. If kids are involved, divorce also has a significant impact on them. Many times, individuals facing divorce are referred to divorce lawyers through their friends or family members. Although family members or friends know the lawyers, it is a good idea for parties facing divorce to do their research and make sure that they are hiring a divorce lawyer who is best for them. Below are some tips to help you choose the best Pennsylvania divorce lawyer for your case.
Make Sure You Feel Comfortable with the Divorce Lawyer
You want to make sure you feel comfortable with the lawyer. After all, you are going to be working closely with the lawyer throughout the divorce process. Your lawyer will know details about your relationship and financial situation. You want to feel comfortable talking to your lawyer about these issues. You want to feel that the lawyer is on your side and be confident that he/she will do everything he/she can to help you achieve your goals in the divorce, i.e., custody, child support or spousal support.
It is important to ask questions when you meet the lawyer. Don't be shy or feel embarrassed to ask the lawyer questions. Below are some questions I encourage you to ask when meeting a potential divorce lawyer.
What kind of divorce cases do you handle?
There are different types of divorce cases. Some are straightforward, and some are complex, especially when parties have significant assets and/or real estate. These types of high end divorces have various tax implications and require a divorce lawyer who not only knows divorce laws, but also tax laws. Therefore, you may want to know if the lawyer has handled divorce cases that are similar to your divorce case.
Will anyone else be working on my case? If so, what is that person’s level of experience and can I meet them?
Oftentimes, a party may meet a lawyer at an initial consultation. However, that lawyer may not be the only person handling the case. That lawyer may have another associate work on the case. Sometimes, the case may even be handled entirely by another attorney. While there is nothing wrong with having other attorneys from the firm working on your case, it is important to know who the other lawyers are and to meet them. You want to feel comfortable with the other lawyer as well.
Doylestown and Newtown Divorce and Custody Attorneys
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