Trust. Respect. Empathy and understanding. These traits are important in your lawyer. Your family will work with the divorce lawyer you select for a good amount of time, and you’ll discuss some very emotional and sensitive topics. It is important that you feel confident in your lawyer’s ability.
In addition, you need to be able to communicate openly with your lawyer, and you need to understand what the lawyer communicates to you. If for any reason you and your lawyer have difficulty communicating clearly and completely, you could encounter significant problems, including disagreements and misunderstandings in important matters.
Affordability is another serious consideration. With a Collaborative Divorce or separation, or with mediation, instead of a court-based divorce, you will spend much less on legal fees.
Tips for Interviewing Divorce Lawyers
Make a list of the main points your separation or divorce will cover. These may include finances, property, assets, debts, parental responsibilities, parenting time, emotional support, and children’s emotional support or counseling. Ask your lawyer open ended questions. If you have questions about costs, ask. If you have concerns about child custody, ask. Ask your lawyer specific questions that you are concerned about. Keep in mind that your lawyer may want to set up an initial consultation for an in-depth conversation.
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