When it comes to your divorce, you’ll want to choose the right attorney. Many people don’t have any prior experience finding a lawyer, and the ins and outs of divorce law can leave you confused. Here are a few things to consider when starting your search for a divorce attorney.
Get a Referral
Many people trust the opinions of their friends and family over the internet, so you may wish to begin your search with a referral. Ask friends or family embers who have divorced if they liked their attorney, or even if their ex’s attorney was better. You can also turn to therapists, marriage counselors, or clergy to begin your search. These individuals may have experience working with divorce lawyers and can refer you to one. If you can’t find an attorney through your network, you can turn to an online search. If you find a lawyer that looks promising, ask them to provide you with client recommendations.
Meet Your Top Choices
Once you’ve narrowed down your search to a few lawyers, it’s time to schedule a consultation. Many attorneys offer free or low-cost consultations to start your case. Plan to meet with at least three lawyers to start. If none of these individuals suit your needs, keep looking.
For your first meeting, you should expect that you will tell them a little about your case and any special considerations or circumstances you may have. They will probably explain your local laws and how they will affect your case. You also will discuss payment methods, such as a retainer. Have these terms in writing before you agree to hire an attorney.
Find a Lawyer that Makes You Feel Comfortable
If you are uncomfortable, don’t hire that person. Maybe they seem abrasive, or uncaring, or too gentle for your needs. There will be an attorney that does fit your style, so you may have to keep looking. In the end, it’s their business, but it’s your life. Only hire a lawyer that goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable trusting them with your case.
How The Hedayati Law Group P.C. Can Help
With over 80 combined years of experience, our team of Long Island divorce attorneys can provide the caring, personalized legal counsel you need. We understand how financially and emotionally draining divorce can be, and we will take the time to listen to your needs. We also are proud to offer better legal rates than our competitors to make sure you get the experienced, affordable advocacy you deserve.
Contact The Hedayati Law Group P.C. today to schedule a free case evaluation.