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3 Things To Know Before Hiring A Divorce Attorney

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, most first marriages that end in divorce last about eight years. In the U.S., most divorce cases are filed by women, with two-thirds of women initiating them. Now, if you are in the position of wanting to look for a divorce attorney, you need to ask a few questions beforehand to make sure you are getting the help you need. You might be seeking financial help, money for damages you have suffered, and even custody of your child or children. About half of all marriages in the US will end in divorce, and there is no reason to feel bad about it. Now you have to deal with it, and a family law attorney can help you through it.

Here are three questions you should ask before you hire an attorney that practices family law.

1. Is family law your specialty?

If you want to file for divorce or you have a serious family law case, the one thing you might want to ask first is whether the attorney specializes in your kind of case (custody, divorce) or if it just happens to be a kind of law they practice. You want to make sure you go with someone who has a proven track record of being able to help you with whatever situation you are in, especially when it comes to family. Not choosing a lawyer who knows how to win family law cases can leave serious marks on you and your family.

2. How long will it take for this case to be resolved?

When it comes to family law, you want to make sure your lawyer can get your case through pretty quickly, and not run into a bunch of obstacles. However, you also want to make sure that you have a lawyer who is practical and tells you up front how long it can take. You don’t want someone telling you quick turnaround time only to string you along for a longer amount of time nd more money. If someone has the proper experience they can estimate how long it will take pretty accurately.

3. How much can I expect your services to cost me?

The worst thing about choosing a family law lawyer is being able to weed through attorneys who are there simply for the money and not care about your actual situation. A good family law attorney will be up front with you about the cost and give you a good estimate, and not take a fragile situation for granted and for more money.

Do you have any experience with a divorce lawyer? If you do, feel free to leave advice for others seeking help in the comment below! Are there any other questions they should be sure to ask?

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