This is a Guest Blog Post from Scott Morgan, a Texas Divorce Attorney.
Going through a divorce can be very difficult. Fortunately, things will go a lot smoother if you have a qualified lawyer who is working with you. Below are some tips for choosing a good divorce lawyer. If you would like to see a video on this topic here is one on picking the right divorce divorce lawyer.
Ask Your Family Members And Friends For A Referral
One of the simplest ways to find a good lawyer is to ask for a referral from your family members and friends. When you are asking for an attorney referral, you want to make sure that you are as specific as possible. What are some of the lawyer’s best qualities? What are some of the things that you did not like about your lawyer? Do you think that the attorney is a good listener? In your opinion, what is the one quality that every divorce lawyer should have? Those are just a few of the many questions that you should consider asking your friend or family member.
Interview A Couple of Lawyers
After you have gotten a couple of referrals, you should interview a couple of the lawyers. A good attorney is someone who listens to you, takes your needs into consideration and helps you feel comfortable during a very difficult ordeal. It is important to remember that a great lawyer for your friend may not be the right one for you. That is why you should interview several attorneys before you make your final decision.
Because divorce can be quite complicated, you want to hire an attorney who focuses mostly on family law. Furthermore, a good lawyer is familiar with social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook.
After you have interviewed a couple of lawyers, you should ask yourself a couple of very important questions. Did the lawyer really believe that he or she could handle my case? Did the lawyer understand the concerns that I have? Did the lawyer communicate with me in a way that I could understand?
Do Some Research
After the interview, you should be able to narrow your choices down to two lawyers. Before you decide on the one that you will select, you should do some research on both. The internet makes it very easy for you to find information about lawyers. When you are researching, you should aim to find out more about the lawyers’ education, training and other credentials. You may also want to take a look at the reviews that have been given by previous clients.
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