Nobody imagines undergoing the difficult divorce process when they meet their significant other. Of course, after evaluating your marriage and your situation, sometimes it may seem like the only option. If you have given yourself and your spouse every last chance to make the marriage work, and divorce is the last resort, the next step is to find an attorney.
Your divorce lawyer is someone that you should be able to entrust and should do all within his/her power to help you as if you were like a member of his or her own family. This is absolutely essential to developing an aggressive legal strategy. The goal should be to prevail in your case, while minimizing your stress as much as possible, and to get you the best possible result in your case.
Before hiring your attorney, it is important to consider several factors. Using care and sound judgment will be very important. Let’s take a look at what some of these considerations should be when choosing your divorce lawyer.
Your divorce attorney should have a fair amount of experience handling cases similar to yours. Typically an attorney with years of experience knows what your best options are and what to expect of the judges in your jurisdiction. This is important in terms of forming your expectations and prevailing in your case.1
Your Communication with the Attorney
Your communication with your attorney is very important. Being able to explain your thoughts to your attorney and feel that he or she is carrying them out accurately and effectively is very important. Secondly, your attorney needs to be accessible to you. They need to be prompt in responding to your phone calls and e-mails. Know the lawyer’s office policy to ensure this.2
Feeling Comfortable with Your Attorney
This may be more of a “gut feeling,” but you need to make sure you feel comfortable with your attorney. This includes feeling confident in his or her ability to help you. Lacking confidence in your attorney means you should not entrust them with this very significant matter in your life.
One way to easily compare attorneys and establish your confidence and comfort level in them is to call several of them. This will allow you to immediately feel out your ability to communicate with them and assess their capabilities.
Know the Staff
Your attorney may have several legal assistants or paralegals working on your case. Knowing how your divorce attorney is going to delegate aspects of your case to his or her staff is very crucial to your case. This means you need to be comfortable and able to communicate effectively with them as well.
Check the Attorney’s Avvo Score
Avvo is a trusted resource that helps people make the best legal decisions. It provides questions and answers about attorneys and other law-related questions. It also helps you find a lawyer specific to your case and in your jurisdiction. Once you find the appropriate lawyer, Avvo will show you his or her rating from other clients, experience level, and industry recognition. It will also show you their rating for professional conduct. Visit avvo.com for more information.
Of course, price guides most of the decisions you make on a daily basis, and the same goes for choosing your divorce attorney. Your experienced attorney should be able to give you an estimate for the total cost of your divorce and other costs that you may incur during the process. This includes hiring private investigators, forensic accountants, or psychologists, if necessary. The attorneys at Wallin and Klarich also provide a very helpful payment plan upon approved credit.
Call the Divorce Lawyers at Wallin & Klarich Today
We understand that picking your divorce lawyer may seem like the first of many stresses as you go through this difficult time. This is why it is important to have an experienced California divorce lawyer who will relax some of that tension and carefully advise you through your divorce. Wallin & Klarich has carefully handled divorce cases for over 30 years. We can help you attain the best possible outcome for your case and make you feel at ease throughout the process.
With offices located in Orange County, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Torrance, Riverside, West Covina, Victorville, Ventura, San Diego and Sherman Oaks, one of our knowledgeable attorneys is available to help you no matter where you work or live.
Call us today at (888) 749-7428 for a free phone consultation. We will get through this together.