What To Expect When Hiring A Divorce Lawyer
Staying in Contact
One of the best traits that a lawyer can have is constantly keeping you in the loop. There are not many worse feelings than going through divorce proceedings and you barely hear from your attorney during the process. The best lawyers keep you updated with the progress of your case and even just take the time to give you a phone call or email to see how you are going.
Advising on Expenses
Almost everything you do with a lawyer is going to add to your bill. While many lawyers are happy to provide some aspects of their job pro bono to you, sometimes even just calling your lawyer for a few minutes can cost you. All good attorneys will advise you straight away on the first point of contact what is going to cost you and what is in the provision.
Attempting to Settle
Your lawyer should be diligently striving to work out a settlement with the other side that can meet the needs of everyone.
The best lawyers set out to dig up as much dirt as they can on your soon to be ex-partner.
Preparing For Trial
This is the worst case scenario that could happen. Sometimes the other side doesn’t want to co-operate and can be very stubborn no matter what good offers or solutions you put to them. Your lawyer won’t be afraid if the other side wants to take the fight to the courtroom and won’t hold back if the other side is behaving unreasonably. If in the event that it does go to trial, both parties can sometimes work together to lessen the issues, so a judge doesn’t have to make a decision on everything involved in your case.