Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What is a divorce attorney?

Hiring a divorce attorney to mediate and handle your divorce is an important decision; you will spend a great deal of time with this attorney and they will have accesses to all your financial, marital and possibly private affairs. The divorce attorney will represent you in any divorce actions in court.

Find a divorce attorney who has, at the very least, experience in family and divorce law through training or hands-on experience and is licensed through your state. You should research and interview attorneys to find out how knowledgeable they are concerning what to expect from the judges in your jurisdiction and if they can use this knowledge to your advantage. Find an attorney whose practice is basically in divorce law.

Hiring a competent divorce attorney requires that a potential client find out what former clients have to say about the attorney. You can do this by looking on the web or asking previous clients. You need to communicate with your attorney. If you do not feel that you relate to the attorney or cannot get responses to your calls and emails, this is probably not the attorney that you want to hire. Investigate attorney 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. Request detailed invoices.

Make sure you are comfortable with the attorney and feel that he is competent and able. If you cannot definitely answer, yes to these questions, keep searching. The divorce attorney will meet with a potential client to discuss the facts of a potential divorce case and information and details will be gathered by the attorney to determine if there are grounds for divorce.

Every state has different laws that specify divorce rules. The divorce attorney should also provide an outline of the procedures and specify responsibilities of his client at the initial hiring meeting.
DISCLAIMER: This is not legal advice, and should not be construed as legal advice or relied upon as legal advice.

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