Perhaps one of the most important things to remember when looking for a divorce lawyer to handle your case is that you do not have to hire the first attorney you meet. You can and probably should treat your first consultation with an attorney like an interview. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and only retain the attorney if you are confident in his or her abilities and feel that you can trust the person.
Nearly one of every ten of our cases results from other attorneys who have not made their client happy. Many divorce attorneys throughout Massachusetts are ill-equipped to handle the intricacies of these cases. Others are equipped, but their clients feel that there is no chemistry between them and the attorney and that is preventing them from properly prioritizing the client’s objectives.
Questions to Ask a Prospective Divorce Attorney:
Have you ever personally gone through a divorce?
Of what I’ve described to you about my case, what is and isn’t worth fighting for?
How often do you litigate versus settle or negotiate your cases?
How many years of experience do you have?
Will you be handling my case, or will you defer to a paralegal or assistant?
Do you think I should have contact with my spouse during the divorce process?
Have you ever handled a case like mine? What was the outcome?
How do you think a judge would rule in my case?
Do you require an up-front retainer? If so, how much?
What do you charge?
Do you work with experts?
Where do you usually handle cases?
Cheaper isn’t always better, experts don’t always suit a client’s style, and the first attorney a person meets is often not the best. If you are going through a divorce and are in the process of choosing an attorney or switching attorneys, we invite you to contact the Law Office of Michael F. Suarez today for a free legal consultation. During this initial consultation, ask all the questions you want. We are here to answer your questions and provide you with the solutions for which you are looking.