When you and your partner are headed for divorce, you will need the services of the divorce attorney. Your attorney will be with you from the start of the process until the end of it. Or there will be times when your lawyer will work with you and your partner for a limited basis. The long or the short presence of the divorce attorney may depend on your capability to effectively draft the divorce agreement and you can actually limit the participation of the lawyer to the giving out of initial advice and the information, the final evaluation and the feedback.
Searching for your divorce attorney can be a tough process as well, so you need to be guided accordingly as well. Here are some thoughts on things that can guide you in the selection of the divorce attorney.
- The lawyer that you hire should know his/her family law. There are some states wherein the attorneys that will handle your case should be board-certified in family law. These kinds of lawyers are will often focus in divorce cases and other family law issues. For these lawyers to be board certified they need to have significant trial experience and they need to pass an exam. In order to maintain their certification, it is important that these lawyers receive continuing education so that they can get in touch with the latest in family and divorce laws.
- When you get the services of a divorce lawyer, its best that you get the one that can articulate his thoughts well, and not just to talk about legalese.
- Often the choice of a lawyer is based on gut-feel. If you feel that you are comfortable with the lawyer, then that’s another reason why you need to hire him/her.
The lawyer should put the priority of the kids as well, and more importantly it’s a no-brainer that you need to find an affordable one.