You may spend an abundant amount of time with your attorney and he/she will have accesses to all your financial, marital and possibly private affairs. A divorce attorney generally meets with a potential client to discuss the facts of the divorce and information and details will be collected by the attorney to determine if there are grounds for divorce.
The divorce attorney should provide a summary of the procedures and give written responsibilities at the initial hiring meeting. Hiring a capable divorce attorney may involve a potential client finding out what former clients feel about a particular attorney. Can you communicate with the attorney? If you cannot relate to the attorney nor do not get timely responses to your calls and emails, this may not be the attorney that you want to hire. Be open about fees. Some divorce attorneys will do a first consultation for no charge and subsequent visits will be charged an hourly rate or at a retainer rate.
Make sure you are comfortable with your chosen attorney and believe that the divorce attorney is competent and trustworthy. If you cannot definitely answer, yes to these questions, keep searching.
DISCLAIMER: This is not legal advice, and should not be construed as legal advice or relied upon as legal advice.
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