Is Choosing Your Attorney an Important Step in the Divorce Process? You Bet It Is!
By Andy Ferguson of Carlson & Burnett on Monday, March 20, 2017.
There is no law that states you must have a divorce attorney. You can file your own taxes, paint your own house, or even build your own airplane. As the job gets more complex, you take more risk on for the safety of your decision. A divorce, part of the time, seems to be an easy task, but it may well be in your best interest to obtain the services of a skilled Nebraska Divorce Attorney. Divorce may be more complex and complicated if there are children or any assets involved and it is better if you have someone skilled in this area to guide you. Be careful to do some research…don’t just hire the first divorce attorney that you find listed in your telephone book. For example, “AAA Divorce Pros” as a name doesn’t mean they are the “AAA” best. You may find that you are not comfortable with the attorney handling your case, so look around before you choose. Perhaps you can get recommendations from someone you know who has been through a divorce. Word of mouth is important and is often the best way to find information. If you are referred to a certain attorney for your divorce, make an appointment with the attorney and decide for yourself after your initial consultation.
Your first meeting with a divorce lawyer can be nerve-wracking. You should have a list of questions prepared that you would like to ask. Who you hire to represent you is a very important decision, and he or she should be willing and able to address all your concerns. Ask how long they have been practicing, and what kind of experience they have in divorce law. You will also want to know how long the divorce process will take, and whether the attorney will be handling your case personally or if it will be handed off to a legal assistant. These answers, and your decision on a qualified divorce attorney, will have a lasting impact on your future. You need the best divorce Law firm that you can possibly get, and afford, since divorce can become quite expensive if the case drags on.
You don’t normally get “do-overs” in a divorce. Select a qualified attorney that’s highly attentive, solution-oriented, and will be your advocate in court. If you have a question about your divorce, or are thinking about one, make sure you get your questions answered by a divorce attorney whose focus is on helping you regardless how complex or simple your divorce may be.