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The Top 10 Questions to Ask a Potential Divorce Lawyer

Choosing the right divorce attorney for your situation is critical to obtaining the desired outcome. In order to make sure that an attorney is right for you, you should conduct an interview with them before you hire them. Here is a list of the top ten questions you should ask a  divorce lawyer in order to find out more information about them:

  1. How long have you been practicing as a lawyer? and How long have you been practicing in Queensland?
    This will gice you a better understanding of the practioner’s level of experience.
  2. Do you personally specialize in divorce and family law?
    Because of complexities of divorce laws, you will want to hire a solictitor that specializes in divorce matters.
  3. What success rate have you had in both the courtroom and in out of court mediation?
    The importance of this question is to determine the flexibility the attorney has with negotiating both in the courtroom and outside of it.
  4. Can you tell me the procedure for divorce in my Queensland and what I need to do?
    The answer to this question will show you that the lawyer understands the laws of Queensland.
  5. How much is it going to cost me to go through a divorce and are you requiring a retainer?
    It is vital that you fully understand the entire process by which you will be paying the attorney before you hire them. You don’t want surprises!
  6. Will you be working or my case or will a junior member of your firm be handling most of it?
    You will want to be sure that the attorney doesn’t plan to pass your case over to a less experienced member of the firm.
  7. Am I able to review all documents regarding my case?
    You should always be able to review all documents regarding your case.
  8. Has any former clients ever filed a grievance or complaint against you or this firm?
    This will give you some insight into how good of a lawyer they are.
  9. How do you plan to communicate with me on this case?
    Communication between you and your lawyer will be very important during the divorce process.
  10. Do you know my spouse or their attorney?
    This could raise a conflict of interest in the case.

Why Should You Hire a Divorce Attorney?

Unfortunately divorces are part of today’s society and the divorce solicitor has become a very successful profession because of it.  Lawyers often invoke negative feelings with people because they can be very aggressive while fighting for their clients. And divorce attorneys can be very expensive.

So why should you hire a divorce attorney if you are thinking of filing for divorce?

  1. First of all, the divorce legal process is extremely complicated. This is true even if your split is most likely going to be an amicable one. Divorce laws also vary widely from state to state and in some cases, county to county. Divorce legal matters also may include properties, material wealth, and tax information. If there will be children involved in the divorce process then it gets even more complicated. Divorce procedure also requires a great deal of legal paperwork and summons to be filed. A divorce legal practitioner’s job is to handle these legal aspects of the case so you don’t make costly mistakes and can end up saving you time and money.
  2. Attorneys also know the law and can advise you on what the best course of action for your case will be. They can negotiate a better deal for you and will help to prepare you for all of the procedures required of the divorce. They will serve as your advocate in the courtroom or in mediation and will ensure that your legal rights will always be protected. A divorce is a very emotional thing, so it is also vital that you have someone outside of the emotional portion of the process to help and advice. While they may be expensive, your divorce will potentially affect your home, money and family life, so it is vital that the entire process is handled correctly.

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