Divorce is stressful. It’s so stressful that you may be tempted to do anything to bring the process to a speedy conclusion – including signing away what you rightly deserve. A great Divorce attorney Thiensville WI will keep your best interests in mind. Here are some tips on how to choose a great divorce attorney.
Lawyers Need to Listen to You
A divorce attorney, also called a family lawyer, will take the time to listen to your story and your concerns. The attorney will not dismiss your concerns, do other things like working on the computer when you are talking (unless it’s to take notes about the interview) and will not confuse you with layers of legal jargon. A good divorce attorney will suggest a course of action but cannot force you to do anything in your divorce case that you do not want to do.
Ignore Superficial Appearances
Don’t let your decision be swayed by a spectacular looking office, designer suits or sleek sports cars. There are many great lawyers who will work hard for you but may not drive a nice car, dress in the latest fashions or have a clutter-free office. You should expect your lawyer to have good personal hygiene and dress in conservative business clothes.
Very few cases ever see the inside of a courtroom. Even if it seems that your divorce case can be settled out of court, you still should hire a lawyer with courtroom experience. You do have the right to ask how many divorce cases or custody cases the lawyer has handled and if he or she handles other types of legal cases other than divorces. It’s okay if a lawyer does something other than divorce cases, as long as it’s in family law or matrimonial law.
Makes You Feel Comfortable
You need to get along with your lawyer. You should be comfortable confiding in your lawyer. If the lawyer rubs you the wrong way because of his or her personality, then get another lawyer. Your personality clash could cause problems for your case and make it difficult for the lawyer to represent your case.