Top Two Considerations For Hiring an Attorney for Divorce
Quick guide to address considerations before either filing or answering a complaint for divorce.
A. Choose the Right AttorneyAny Family Law is personal to you. Make sure that when you seek out advice of counsel, you think about whether or not you can work with this attorney. Each case may take several months, depending on whether or not there are children involved, the parties are amenable to working issues out etc.
B. Get the Services to be provided in writing.It is equally important that you obtain from counsel, a statement of the terms of engagement. This should include the types of services to be provided. If a retainer is required, make sure that the statement clearly spells out the amount required, how it is to be used and if it is refundable. Equally important is the hourly rate and how each minute is to be billed. You are already under enough pressure, you do not need to worry about the financial aspects with the attorney.