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Food For Thought

Why choosing the right divorce lawyer is important!

It’s difficult to make the decision of who your divorce attorney will be when there are so many to choose from. However, finding the right divorce lawyer is key to what lead to a faster and more cost-effective divorce. When choosing your divorce lawyer, you should consider the following factors:

  1. Goals: What are your goals? Divorce can be a long legal process that can be both financially and emotionally draining. Do you have marital property, custody issues, child support issues or all of the above? Your divorce attorney can help you identify your goals and explain the legal process required to get you through it.

  2. Finances: Let’s face it, legal services are not cheap. A family law attorney will likely have an hourly rate and require a retainer to start your case. Hence, you should sit down with your lawyer and ask how much your case will end up costing. If it is a contested case, the costs will run high, and if it’s uncontested, you will save yourself a lot of money. An experienced attorney will help evaluate your case and LISTEN to you and find the best ways to resolve your case without unnecessary litigation.

  3. Trust: Does your divorce lawyer listen to you, understand you, and is able to give you sound legal advice? Trust your instincts. We often meet with clients who are not happy with their first lawyer and want to change attorneys. Make sure you make the best of your initial consultation and ask your lawyer all the questions that you have to ensure you’re making the best decision when selecting your divorce lawyer. Remember, each case is unique and different from others so do your due diligence!

  4. Trial Experience: You want an attorney who will negotiate on your behalf, but if negotiations fail, you want to trust that your lawyer is confident in court and will fight for you! While many cases settle, some parties are not able to and you will have to attend a series of hearings and you want to make sure that your lawyer will fight for you.

    At Kurtom Law, we have handled hundreds of cases and we can guide you on your divorce matter each step of the way. Contact us at (443) 741-2567.