How To Hire Divorce Attorney Near Me

  • Find out if there are Divorce Attorney in your area offering the service and what you can find on them on the internet.
  • Example of search:
    • Example of search: ¨Divorce Attorney near postal code 10036¨
    • Example of search: ¨Divorce Attorney near Brooklyn¨

  • Aks people you trust.
  • Ask them who they might suggest.
  • You can also ask your doctor, a family member, a friend or a coworker.
  • Get referrals fora divorce attorney. It is an important issue.
  • Do not rely only on such sources. It is not a guarantee.

Is this divorce attorney the right person for you?

When you have a short list of the potential candidates find the answers to the following questions.

These questions are to determine the experience and the competence and to find out if you will trust that person.

  • Since when have you been doing divorce?
  • What percentage of your cases are divorce ones? (if your case is complex deal only with lawyers that divorce cases are his majority of cases).
  • Ask for referrals.
  • What is your price, location, office hours, etc.?
  • Are you married? Divorced? how often?
  • How old are you?
  • As about experience for similar issues to yours.
    • If he handled only a few similar cases, consider finding another one.
    • What is his experience regarding child custody/visitation cases and/or working with high net worth individuals (if applicable)?
    • How do you handle complex financial cases?
  • Try to get a feel by asking what he/she thinks and measure your comfort level with the way he/she handles you and the questions.
  • Does he favor agreement between the spouse to avoid court? (Think about what do you want?)
    • Why of his success rate.
    • If he offers any guarantee results, this is a red flag. Make sure to get some referrals.
    • How long does it take on average? Answers to good to be true are warning signals unless you were referred by people you yourself know very well and that are highly reliable.
  • What type of approach does he/she rely upon?
  • Does he/she offers and suggest alternatives such as mediation and out-of-court proceedings?
  • The purpose of asking is to verify if you are comfortable with his answers or additional questions he asks you. Does it make you more trustworthy and comfortable with the individual or less?
  • That will help you make your choice.

Ask him what you should you expect?


If possible, try to contact and evaluate at 3-4 lawyers.
Why?
Because you will get better yourself at evaluating them and will make a better choice.
Don’t hesitate to contact them again to clarify and complete your assessment.
If you hesitate to do that remember that
a) it is an important step in your life.
b) the average cost of a contested divorce is between $15,000 to $30,000 and can quickly be more if you have a complex case.

It is worth doing your homework.


Here is the link again to start searching.

Example of search:

  • Example of search: ¨Divorce Attorney near postal code 10036¨
  • Example of search: ¨Divorce Attorney near Brooklyn¨