Before retaining a divorce lawyer, we suggest asking the following questions to any potential attorney interviewed:

  • As my divorce lawyer, what position or strategy will you use in my case?
  • How long will it take to resolve my case?
  • What is the breakdown of costs that I would receive from a divorce lawyer including a retainer, your hourly fees and others such as accountants, appraisers or psychologists?
  • How often are your divorce cases resolved in trial instead of mediation?
  • What are other specialists available to you in negotiating on my behalf?
  • What about the tax consequences of my divorce?
  • How does your firm help me understand and identify issues regarding division of a business or the value of a business?
  • How does your firm help me understand and identify issues regarding division of our real estate or other assets?
  • What can I expect regarding how frequently you will communicate with me? How will I be notified of any developments in my case?
  • Will I receive copies of documents filed with the Court, all communication with my spouse’s attorney and any other documents related to my case?
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