When dealing with a divorce its easy to get caught up in the emotions of this challenging time and overlook a number of things that may affect you for the long-term. Its important to keep a few things in mind when hiring a Greeley divorce attorney. A few well-thought out questions can help you in hiring the right attorney that is a good fit for you and your case.
Don’t hesitate to ask about a divorce lawyer’s background and experience. Make sure you find out just how long that attorney has been practicing law, how many divorce cases has he/she handled. Do they practice other areas of the law and which ones? How many clients do they handle in a year? How do they stay on top of changes in divorce law?
Make sure that their style of argument and litigation fit with your preference. If you’re looking for an amicable split, its important that your attorney is not the type to want to go for the “win” at all costs. Decide on what level of aggressiveness is appropriate for you. Ask about their recommendations on mediation proceedings and if an appearance in front of a judge is necessary.
Make sure to give full disclosure upfront when answering attorney’s questions about your case. Make sure to ask about your particular wants and needs and the likelihood of quick settlement. Also make sure to get full information about the law firm and the work that will go into your particular case. Ask about contact expectations, whether any other associates will work on your case and the time that it is estimated to take. When it comes to fees, always make sure to get full knowledge in regards to fees and expenses. Most Greeley divorce lawyers bill by the hour though simple divorces, without children or property to split, might be settled with one flat fee. Make sure to protect yourself by getting all the information you need in regards to amount per hour, retainer fees, due dates of any and all payments and what other expenses will you be held responsible for.
After interviewing several different attorneys and you feel comfortable with one who seems to understand your needs, you are ready to choose and proceed with your divorce.
At Peek Law Firm, we understand that dealing with a divorce can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Inquiries to our firm will be met with compassion and concern for both you and your family and we will strive to find the most amicable separation while protecting your rights.
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