Divorce is difficult. You may not know who you can turn to or even how to choose the right divorce attorney in Texas. Yet finding a skilled attorney who listens to you and helps you find the best solution for your needs could be key to a swifter, fair divorce. Here are four questions to ask when searching for legal representation for your divorce.
Does the attorney have experience with divorce cases like yours?
There are lots of attorneys to choose from, but not all of them have the same level of experience. Some lawyers work on various types of cases and do not particularly focus on divorce. While others may be overly aggressive – or not aggressive enough for your type of divorce. When interviewing lawyers, ask about their experience both in and outside of court. It’s worth investing time in this process to find the right attorney to represent you.
How responsive is the attorney to your needs?
Depending on the circumstances of your case, there may be times when you need a quick answer to a question related to custody arrangements, support obligations, or another issue that is unique to your situation. While attorneys do have other clients and court obligations, there’s no excuse for unresponsiveness from your attorney. You want to find someone who will get back to you in a reasonable amount of time. So be sure to ask about their policy for returning calls and messages.
Is the divorce attorney detail-oriented?
A highly skilled divorce attorney should be focused on all the details of your case so that every potential opportunity to get the best possible result is explored. There is too much at stake to overlook something. Watch the attorney’s mannerisms when you meet for a consultation. Is he or she paying close attention to the information you share about your case? Or do you see signs of distraction?
Will the attorney look for creative solutions for your case?
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for divorce cases. Your situation is unique to you. So, find an attorney who can be a creative problem solver that will look for a solution that fits you best, even if it’s not an obvious one. Ask lawyers that you meet with for previous examples of creative solutions in other cases that they’ve represented.
Choosing the right divorce attorney could be one of the most important divorce decisions you make. You don’t want to get halfway through your divorce only to realize you are working with the wrong lawyer. It’s costly and time-consuming to start over.
Jennifer Espronceda is a highly skilled attorney who listens to you and finds the best solution to serve your needs. Get in touch with her to schedule your divorce consultation by phone at (210) 504-1514, Ext 103, or contact her online.