Choose a Divorce Attorney Wisely
It is difficult to overestimate how important it is to take your time to choose a divorce attorney, and choose wisely. Attorneys in all areas of the law are not of one standard. As in other professions, some are good, some not so good.
In other matters in life making the wrong choice of attorney may lead to delays, errors higher than expected costs, and so on. The fall out is limited and recoverable. However, the consequences of choosing the wrong divorce attorney are far more serious and can affect your life for many years to come.
That understood, you need to know how to find a good divorce lawyer – what qualities add up to a wise choice for your divorce. In summary, an attorney should be two things: not only a good attorney but a good attorney for you and your divorce.
Remember, every divorce is unique. This is why you should not give other people’s recommendations too much weight. While helpful, they are not a reliable indicator that a divorce attorney is the right attorney for you. Similarly you need to be wary of advertisements.
To choose a divorce attorney wisely, choose on the basis of solid evidence – expertise, experience and other factors that are reliable indicators that an attorney is a good divorce attorney.
Copyright 2007 Caroline Mackenzie
Filed under: Divorce Steps and Planning