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Find An Attorney:  How To Select A Divorce Attorney

Finding and selecting a divorce attorney is a critical decision making process. The person who you hire will be responsible for obtaining or maintaining your custody rights to your children, your property interests, and depending upon the side you are one, either minimizing or maximizing your support rights. Selecting the attorney who would be the right one for your case can be a bit difficult to determine.

Here are 7 Tips to help you choose and find an attorney for your divorce case:

1. Check whether the attorney specializes in handling divorce cases. If the attorney takes up other cases, determine the percentage of practice that is devoted towards solving divorce cases.

2. Ask the attorney about the number of divorce cases that he or she has successfully handled the outcome of the case and for how long. 

3. After consulting with an attorney about your case, ask the attorney what to expect from your case and other possible outcome.

4. Check the number of years that the attorney has been actively practicing in the area of Family Law.

5. Check out the attorney’s reputation and see how the reviews of the past clients have been.  Asking your friend about their divorce and how their attorney handled their case can be good to get ideas. But, your friend’s results may be very different from yours.

6. Ask the attorney how often they are in court. Many attorneys can't stomach this approach and do mediation only.

7. Before hiring the attorney ask for his/her fees schedule. Check how much the attorney charge and other related costs incur during and when filing for divorce. This will avoid any unexpected or hidden costs if any, during your divorce process.

When you opt to hire an attorney for your divorce case it is important that you check the compatibility and the comfort you feel that you share with the attorney. There is no point in taking the help of an attorney if you cannot open up to him or her.

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