Preparation is the key to any successful venture. If you want to reach a satisfactory resolution to your divorce, you’ll need a powerful ally on your side. Take the time to find the right divorce attorney for you and your case. While it’s clear that hiring the right attorney will help you avoid many of the hassles of divorce, it is important to realize that hiring the wrong attorney has the potential to make a bad situation even worse. It might be the difference between achieving a result that you can live happily with and one that hurts you for years to come.
You deserve a good divorce lawyer; you don’t deserve a lawyer who botches a case, leaving you with additional psychological and financial wounds. Take the time to look for the right attorney.
A Good Choice Takes Research
Before you can choose your lawyer, you must learn the basic California divorce process and then research lawyers in your area. Once you’ve found several attorneys you like, interview each one and ask what his or her strategy would be for your case. Also be sure to ask how long the case might take, plus other important questions pertaining to your case. (For a complete list of recommended interview questions, read What to Ask a Divorce Attorney Before You Hire a Firm.
Once you’ve made your decision on a California divorce attorney, follow up often and continue to ask about the strategy he or she originally discussed with you. Make sure your lawyer sticks to the plan.