8 Questions To Ask A Potential Divorce Attorney

8 Questions To Ask A Potential Divorce Attorney

One step you may take when considering divorce is to meet with a local family law attorney. If you know someone who's been through a divorce, reach out and ask who they worked with. Don't be shy about asking friends and family too. Getting a personal recommendation is always helpful!

Once you've got the name of an attorney or two, check out their websites and consider booking a consultation. Before you meet with anyone, make the most of your time by writing down your questions in advance.

Here are 8 questions to get the ball rolling:

  1. What percentage of your practice is family law/divorce?
  2. What is your hourly rate?
  3. Do you have a retainer fee?
  4. How do you handle spouses who aren't getting along?
  5. Do you help with parenting plans?
  6. Do I live in a "no fault divorce" state?
  7. How long does the average divorce last with you?
  8. What divorce resources do you offer your clients?

Being prepared in advance of your meeting will put you in the best position to get the answers you need. Don't forget to take notes too!

PRO TIP Some attorneys offer free consultations, so ask before booking!

Getting a divorce using an attorney isn't your only option. Check out the post  Divorce Without Lawyers for more divorce options.

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