Divorces are never easy; in addition to the raging emotions, there is also the asset & liability division, child custody, and support as well as relocation issues to deal with. The last thing that you want is to work with a lawyer who is incapable of delivering the kind of solutions you were hoping for. Unfortunately, the market doesn’t make it any easier for you to find the right lawyer for your divorce case. With hundreds of lawyers at your disposal, it can be difficult to gauge which one is right for you at face value.
Here are top six questions that you should ask your Scottsdale divorce attorney before signing the dotted lines, so you aren’t screwed over:
Do you practice divorce law exclusively?
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of lawyers in Scottsdale; however, only a few dozens specialize in family law. The fact that someone is a practicing lawyer doesn’t mean that he or she has the right skills and knowledge to represent you through your divorce case. Ideally, you should find a lawyer who does family law exclusively – only then can you be confident that they have what it take to represent you.
What’s your experience in family law?
A lawyer can specialize in family law – but still, lack the capacity to represent you the best way possible. It could be that they are still new in the industry, or that they lack the credentials to back them up. Better yet, the lawyer could have a track record of losing or lack trial experience and so on. Establishing their experience up front will save you headaches later on.
How many cases have you taken to court?
It is hard to believe this, but many lawyers out there have never represented a single client …