How To Find A Divorce Attorney That's Right For You

Finding a divorce attorney that's right for you is a matter of price and needs. Price will be influenced by how complex your case is, this is determined by your needs. By needs we mean what has to be sorted out as far as property, assets and things like this. It may be you need a cut throat type of attorney or one who is good at custody battles, this is what we mean by needs.

How To Find A Divorce Attorney

In no particular order:
  1. Friends or family that have used a divorce attorney before.
  2. State Bar referral service.
  3. A legal match service (Legal Match - Find a Lawyer)
  4. Online Ads - the ads that we feature here are targeted by the area your Internet IP is from. These should mostly be local and useful to use.
  5. Phone Book
They are working for you, interview several before you decide on which one to hire.

What To Look For In A Divorce Attorney

The attorneys who handle divorce cases generally fall under Family and Domestic Law. Some people are misguided in thinking any lawyer will do when filling for divorce, this can be a big mistake.

Under Family and Domestic Law there are quite a few topics, such as:
  1. Child Custody
  2. Spousal Abuse
  3. Separation and Divorce
  4. Annulments
  5. Community Property Rights
  6. Visitation Rights
  7. Child Support
  8. Spousal Support
So, your needs must be represented by the best attorney that you can afford. Your first step is determining what needs are a priority, what outcome will best serve you. If you have a long list you may have to rearrange some things for the best results. This is if money's a consideration, if money is not a factor you may have to hire a couple of attorneys that specialize in the areas you need.

Once you have narrowed down what you need in a divorce attorney you can begin the search. A good attorney, after hearing the facts, should be able to lay out in general what will happen going forward. Many state laws already have guidelines that must be followed, a good attorney can tell you what to expect based on prior cases.

What Are They Right Questions To Ask?

It's impossible to cover all the various questions to ask when there are so many aspects of divorce to cover, but it's not hard to use some logic. The hardest thing to do is think like the law and not an emotional ex-spouse.

One way to conquer this is with a friend, get them to help formulate questions that make sense for your needs. The type of questions that start with "How Does" is effective. How does child support work? How does property division work? You get the idea, after interviewing a couple of divorce lawyers compare the answers, if you are hitting experienced attorneys the answers should be alike. This will help you narrow down the search.

There are certified Family Law specialists and you may choose to work only with them. This doesn't necessarily make them the best, but they did have to achieve a certain level of competence to become certified.

With this information you can better find a divorce attorney that's right for you and your needs. Stay focused on what factors will benefit you most when the divorce comes to a conclusion. Your attorney plays a big role in making sure you get what you need.

For Your Convenience

Search our sponsored ads (which should be targeted for your location). If you haven't found the right divorce attorney then try Legal Match - Find a Lawyer to see if someone on their list meets you needs.

If you still can't find the right attorney then try Family Law Attorneys, this search will produce plenty of attorneys for you to look through. As a reminder be sure to stick to divorce attorneys, we periodical use the word attorney, but divorce is the specialist you want.