Couples do not enter their marriage anticipating it to end in a divorce. With divorce becoming much more common place in our society, there seems to be little stigma attached to it. No matter the circumstances, the ending of a marriage is always difficult and emotional, however, with the right representation and team, you and your spouse can make it a much less traumatic experience. For this reason, you should take your time and utilize all resources available to you, when considering which divorce attorney will be representing you.
The single greatest advantage is the expertise that your attorney will guide you with through the process. So take careful notes, seek advice from friends that have gone through a divorce and their satisfaction level of their attorney, research the attorney’s background on sites such as AVVO (which rates attorney’s and doctor’s). In today’s day and age, there are numerous places on the web to rate a business, whether it is a local restaurant, a golf course and even attorney’s. Google, Yelp, Citysearch and AVVO are all examples of places you can go to in order to read reviews of a potential attorney. Remember, the attorney you retain should represent you to the best of their ability and their reputation should reflect just how well he/she represents their clients.
Efficiency is another reason to hire representation in your divorce proceedings. Utilizing an attorney with a strong knowledge of Family Law will expedite the process by making certain that your paperwork is filed with the court in a timely and proper fashion. Divorce attorneys are specialized in their field, and often very familiar with the judges and other attorneys in the area who will be representing your spouse. So be certain to inquire about this when you have a consultation. You don’t want an attorney who recently moved to the area and is just “setting up shop” for the first time. You want an established attorney that has roots in the area.
Hiring a divorce attorney is not an easy process, for this emotional journey you and your spouse are embarking on. The decision to hire the right firm for your representation during this difficult transition in your life is the wisest move you can make. The right attorney will work with you every step of the way making certain that your divorce is as amicable as possible. Putting your trust into your divorce attorney will be the first move you make in a long line of choices regarding your divorce. Make certain that you find a firm that offers a myriad of services, including Contested and Uncontested divorce matters, mediation, Collaborative Divorce and Child Custody matters.