What should I look for when hiring a divorce attorney?
The most common thing individuals ask when they contact me about a divorce consultation is, “What should I be looking for in terms of retaining an attorney?” In my opinion, that’s probably the most important decision you’re going to make – maybe in your entire life. First, you have to make sure the attorney you choose is qualified. Number two, be sure you can get along with that attorney. Number three, you must be able to contact that attorney and have questions answered in a reasonable fashion.
That doesn’t mean you will be able to reach out to your attorney as if they’re on speed dial because, obviously, attorneys have other cases and they have to spend time with other clients. You should reasonably expect to receive a return phone call within a day. When you call, your questions should be answered so that you understand what you need to know in order to pursue your matter.