As mentioned in previous blogs, attorneys play a big role in the divorce process. The right attorney will help significantly ease the divorce process for you. Unless you have already experienced the divorce process, it can be very overwhelming to, first of all, decide to get a divorce and then actually carry out the legal actions to end it. Thus, when deciding on the right attorney to represent you through this difficult time, there are some tips for being prepared:
- Seek referrals: Knowing and seeking help from people who have been through the divorce process will assure you that you are not the only one who chose to end a marriage. Not only will you get moral support from those who have already been through divorce, but you will also be able to get a referral of a competent attorney.
- Set the stage with your first call: Similar to first impressions, the first call can make a lasting impression. When you call in for a consultation with the attorney make sure you take account of everything that is happening. Were you greeted pleasantly by whoever answered the phone? Was an effort made to accommodate your scheduling needs?
- Come prepared: Although the person making your appointment should tell you to bring all related documents, make sure even if they do not remind you this, do so. Make a list of questions to ask during the consultation and make sure you let your attorney know what issues are most important to you when proceeding
- Expose yourself: Seeking legal advice requires you to really expose yourself to the attorney. It may be embarrassing to reveal information about your marriage, spouse, and yourself. However, providing as much information to your attorney will enable him/her to protect you. Remember, you are only one of the many clients the attorney has had: it’s most likely the attorney has heard it all by now.
The importance of choosing to work with the right attorney cannot be emphasized enough.
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