When looking for a divorce lawyer, there are several questions that you should ask to ensure that you select the right attorney for your situation. The attorney is there to guide you through the legal process, make sure that you are protected and answer any questions. A good divorce attorney will be knowledgeable and objective. As you explain your situation, the lawyer should be able to give you some idea of the general options available to you and the basics on the process your case will take. There are a few questions that you should ask when you sit down with the attorney.
Have You Been Practicing Divorce Law in Michigan for Long?
An attorney who has been practicing in a community for several years will know other area lawyers, judges and the local laws. This knowledge can be invaluable as your case moves forward.
What is the Process for the Case?
While the attorney will not know the finer points of your case at the first meeting, after you explain your circumstances, they should be able to give you a general overview of the process your divorce case will take. For instance, if there is a great deal of conflict, would they be willing to take the case to court. Is a settlement possible to avoid court? The answers to these questions can help you ensure that you have the right attorney for you.
How Much Will the Divorce Cost?
While the lawyer won’t be able to give you an exact figure, they should be able to discuss costs in general terms based what you have shared about your situation. They will be able to talk with you about the costs at points along the process and payment options that are available.
Finding the right divorce attorney is the first and perhaps, most important, step in the process. Asking a lot of questions serves to protect you. If you're looking for legal representation regarding your divorce, contact Gerkin & Decker, PC Brighton today. From estate planning lawyers to family law attorneys to business lawyers, we have a skilled team to make sure your legal rights are protected.