For many couples headed for divorce in Pennsylvania, the divorce will be one of the toughest times of their lives. If there are children involved, they may face a child custody battle with their soon to be exes. Most will not know where they can turn to for help. They need to hire a divorce lawyer and want to find the best lawyer for their divorce in Pennsylvania. However, they probably don’t know who to hire. Below, we discuss things to avoid when hiring a divorce lawyer in Pennsylvania, including Bucks County.
Hiring the First Lawyer Recommended by Friends or Family
Individuals often start by asking their friends or family members if they know any lawyers who can help them with their divorce or child custody case. Although getting recommendations of lawyers from friends and family members is a good start, do not go out and hire the first lawyer who is recommended. Individuals need to do their research as well. After getting names of potential lawyers, they should look them up on the internet. Does the lawyer even handle divorce cases in Pennsylvania? Hiring a friend’s trusts and estates lawyer is not a good idea since the lawyer most likely has never handled a divorce case.
Even if the lawyer does practice family law, individuals should make sure the lawyer is the right fit for their case. For instance, it is best for a high net worth individual going through a divorce to consult with a divorce lawyer who has experience in handling high net worth divorces. Not all divorces are the same. High net worth divorces are extremely complicated and require a divorce lawyer who has their clients’ best interests in mind and has a deep understanding of both tax consequences and long-term financial consequences.
In addition, does the lawyer have any reviews from their clients? See what the lawyer’s clients say about them. Individuals can get a good idea about the lawyer from other people who went through the divorce process.
Finding the Most Callous Lawyer to Take Everything from the Other Spouse
At the end of marriages, many couples are at war with each other. The marriage may have ended because one spouse had an affair, and the other spouse had no idea. The non-cheating spouse may have given up their job and career to stay at home with their kids and is extremely angry after discovering the infidelity. The spouse may be so angry and bitter that they will do anything to make the cheating spouse’s life a living hell. As a result, they may want to take everything they can from the cheating spouse and go out of their way to find the most callous divorce lawyer out there.
However, such an approach could be a mistake. Individuals going through divorce want a lawyer who will fight for them and help them get what they deserve. At the same time, they don’t want a lawyer who will create unnecessary battles and conflicts that may be a detriment to their case resulting in unnecessary legal fees to both parties.
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