If you are in the market for a divorce attorney it means you and your family are about to go through a major life change. The person you hire will be defending you and your family and helping you determine the best path for everyone. It’s best to highly vet anyone you consider starting with these questions.

How long have you been practicing?

No one wants someone inexperienced when going through a divorce. If you have questions you should expect to receive insightful, knowledgeable answers. Hiring a more seasoned attorney means they have experience that you can learn from as well.

How many cases like mine have you handled?

While every case is unique there are certain aspects of divorce law that only time can teach. If you know that your partner will be aggressive in the divorce you want an attorney that can be more aggressive and fight for you. The simplest divorce cases can become messy quickly.

How long should I expect responses to take?

You’re going to have questions. You’re going to want to follow-up with calls and emails to your attorney. You should set an expectation with how quickly you expect a response and in what form you want the response. A general rule of thumb is within 24 hours.

Will anyone else know about the details of my case?

Attorney offices have several staff members you may not think about that may know details about your case. Secretaries, file clerks, interns and more may handle documents relating to your case. The attorney having a team can help save you money and time but you should know who these people are going in.

How will I be charged?

Divorces are costly. It’s important to know what these costs are going in to the situation. You should know how you will be billed beforehand and what form of payment is required.

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