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Divorce - How to Get a Good Lawyer

Jul 26, 2008
Every year the rate of marriages separation gets higher, probably the most important step after this is finding a good divorce lawyer; they need to have certain qualities including:

* Fully qualified to deal with your case * Have the proper demeanor * Be responsible

The best attorney to employ is one who, for at least half their time, is dealing with divorce cases and is fully skilled in mediation techniques. They must be someone you can trust and work with comfortably; someone who has your confidence.

Adversarial attorneys will use the hammer to crack a walnut approach which often happens when these cases go to court whereas an attorney who specializes in mediation will take a much calmer approach. To get the most from your divorce lawyer, be well prepared and have everything written down; do not waste your money and time asking questions, the answers to which are readily available.

Make sure you know exactly what you intend to ask and record the answers as each time you contact your lawyer there will be a charge involved so note times dates and durations of conversations. Physical meetings will cost more so if an item can be dealt with by mail or on the phone this will save money.

Your attorney is there for advice and any foreseeable legal actions so do not rely on them for anything but what you are paying them for, and especially not as a shoulder to cry on. Never trouble your divorce lawyer with trivial matters that do not directly concern the divorce.

Being in control of your own case and your own life is the single best thing you can do, so it is essential that you have a lawyer who can work on that basis.

Tell them you want good advice and will rely on their experience, but that you expect to make decisions that concern the tone and strategy of the case. You will need to instruct them to forward any information they have received to you and you expect a prompt reply to any issue you may raise.

If money is an issue, it may be a preferable for you to only contact a lawyer for legal advice on a marital settlement but not representation. You may decide to carry out research first before you contact them, only asking your lawyer questions you have not been able to find answers too.

You may decide to have a divorce lawyer help with your marital settlement agreement, either to draft one or just to check over one you have made yourself then contact them if you get stuck or confused.
About the Author
Are going through a divorce? Thinking of getting a divorce? Well, Stop! You need to get good advice before you lose your shirt. there are tips and secrets you need to know, even if you have hired a divorce attorney.
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