Once you’ve decided that you are getting a divorce, what do you do?  You want to choose a divorce attorney who you are compatible with and who you can trust to do a good job, but first you need to know what to look for.

First and foremost, you want your lawyer to have experience handling divorce cases.  It is important to find someone who knows the nuances of the law where you live.  If that lawyer specializes in divorce, they will not only know the law but also the other lawyers.  This can help when it comes to the negotiation of your divorce agreement.

The attorney you choose should talk to you in plain English, but more importantly, the lawyer should listen to you.  Each person that comes in my office is an individual with his or her own set of circumstances and should be treated that way.  The lawyer you choose should not rush to get you off the phone or out the door.  After all, divorce is hard enough without your lawyer making it more difficult for you.

One point that I stress with my clients, above all else, is that you have to trust me as your lawyer.  I not only need to know everything about your spouse and your relationship with that person, but I need to know everything about you.  I will always keep what you tell me confidential, but I have to be prepared if any surprises come up in your case.  Here is an example:  if we are asking the court to award child custody solely to you, it is important that I know all the details.  What you don’t tell me will hurt you, and it will ultimately hurt your child.

Need to set up an appointment?  Please call my office to set up an appointment at (205) 933-9451.