Your best weapon to a rather messy, contested divorce is a brilliant divorce lawyer. There maybe hundreds to thousands of them in the country but brilliant ones are few and far in between. So choose your divorce lawyer. He / she might be the only chance you have of wining your divorce case.
Of course, you may not need the best How to find a lawyer, but you should at least want to insure that the lawyer you choose is a good lawyer for the matter at hand. You should also realize that a lawyer may be a good lawyer for some matters and not for others. This is where knowledge, experience and ability must be weighed and examined. Does the firm or attorney you are considering take a “no holds barred” approach to family law? If so, be prepared for lengthy and expensive proceedings.
Referrals: Don’t be afraid to ask family members, colleague…etc for recommendations. If you are going through a divorce, ask someone who may have had a divorce to recommend a lawyer.
An experienced personal injury lawyer protects your rights in and out of court. Since most cases are settled far before court, you may think you can forgo a lawyer and just take a cash settlement. True, you might avoid paying a lawyer fee, but you rarely will get the full amount you might have gotten. And that’s saying that the offer is even made without a lawyer. They may take you to court instead. In that case, a lawyer is essential.
Lawyers don’t always follow the rules. Just because someone has spent years studying the law, doesn’t mean that they will obey it. Make sure that your lawyer seems intent on following the rules and won’t cheat to try to win a case for you. By using shady techniques, a lawyer is more likely to just make a judge angry-definitely something you don’t want when you’re going into court. Bluntly ask a lawyer if he or she believes in following the law and all court proceedings; if they don’t give a firm “yes”, don’t hire them as your lawyer.
Ask about the process and timing – based on your circumstances, what does the lawyer advise be done and what is the process? How long will it take. It is important to have a realistic understanding of how long the process will take. Unfortunately, legal proceedings sometimes take months, or longer, to resolve depending on the issues.
By taking note of the five tips listed above, you can take the extra step toward finding a good legal representative and staying away from those who might do you wrong.