Getting Your Choice of Lawyers Right
As soon as you decide to get divorced there would be several questions that would fill up your mind. When you are filing a divorce you need the assistance of a divorce lawyer. To find the best lawyer or to get best assistance from the lawyer, you would need to ask several questions to the lawyer. Here we have listed some important divorce questions that should be asked to the divorce lawyer.
1) Questions about experience of the lawyer
-Have you handled any cases that were settle out of the court?
-What is the number of divorce cases have you handled till date?
-My spouse name is “XYZ”, do you know him or her?
-My spouse's lawyers name is “PQR”, do you know him or her?
-Do you handle collaborative divorce cases?
-What is your view about negotiation and mediation? Is it better to opt for them than face trial?
-How does the local family court judge rule and are you familiar with them?
-Have you handled issues related to divorce such as child support, child custody, visitation rights, debt division, property distribution, and spousal support?
2) Questions about the fees charged by the lawyer
-What is the hourly fees rate that you charge?
-Do I have to pay separately for the associates who may work on my case?
-What is the retainer fees that you charge?
-What are the charges that you would levy for phone calls and letters to me or my spouses attorney?
-If I have to face trail in the court, then do I need to pay more fees?
-Will I be provided a copy of the itemized bills?
-What is the amount that I need to pay to get copies of relevant documents?
-Will I be provided details about the usage of retainer fees?
-Will I be provided a copy of the contract that outlines the fee structure?
3) Questions related to the approach of the lawyer towards your case
-Will it just be you handling my case or any assistance from your law firm will also be responsible for handling my case?
-Is it possible that I can meet the assistants involved in my case?
-Can I contact you on your phone or via email?
-Will I be updated about the development of my divorce case?
-How many cases would you be handling along with my case? Would you have time for my case?
-Will you discuss the case handling strategies with me?
-What is the best time to contact you, when I need any assistance related to the case?
-What it experience of the assistants in handling divorce cases?
When getting divorced you need to get all the details about the case and how it will be handled from the lawyer. Hence, you need to ask several questions to the lawyer, so that you get apt information about the proficiency of the lawyer.
Robert Rein - About Author:
Robert Rein is knowledgeable person about divorce who helps people understand issues related to divorce and provide them with counseling sessions for a better life after divorce.
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