While deciding to get a divorce can be a difficult process, partnering with the right divorce lawyer can help you make the most of this unfortunate situation. Finding a balance during the process in which both you and your spouse are happy with the settlement can not only smooth relations, but also create open negotiations for other issues that may arise like custody, alimony or other ongoing concerns. In this article, we will examine some of the things you need to consider before deciding to get a divorce.
Considerations When Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
You will likely need to do some research when searching for the right divorce lawyer for your needs. It is important to not limit yourself to one candidate and instead interview several divorce lawyers to find the right fit for your needs. If you’ve received recommendations from friends and family, use that as a starting point but also keeps these key factors in mind before signing a contract.
- Experience Levels – Is your chosen lawyer experienced enough to ensure you receive the best outcome possible? While there are many different types of lawyers available, finding an experienced layer that is devoted to divorce or family law will ensure you have the support you need throughout the process.
- Rates and Fees – Some lawyers will charge a flat rate while others will charge an hourly fee. Knowing this up front with how often you will be billed can help determine if the lawyer is a right fit for you financially and limit financial strain that may occur later in the process.
- Comfort Levels – During a divorce case, you will likely have to be incredibly open with your lawyer with personal issues, marital problems or concerns that led to this decision. Finding a lawyer you trust and can be open with will make the process smoother.
- References – In essence, interviewing a divorce lawyer is like conducting hiring for your own business. Don’t be afraid to ask for references before partnering with a divorce lawyer to ensure they are the right fit for your unique needs.
Once you have created a list of potential divorce lawyers based on these factors, you should be confident enough in your candidate pool to begin consultations. Keep in mind, some lawyers may charge for a consultation while others will provide one with no fee. Depending on how your interviews go, you will have the knowledge and experience needed to choose the perfect divorce lawyer to represent you throughout the case.
Why Allen & Garrett for Divorce Law?
If you are currently looking for an experienced Oklahoma divorce lawyer to represent you during a case, contact us at (800) 409-1915 or contact us today. Our office serves Broken Arrow, Jenks, Owasso and all neighboring communities. We also have offices in Muskogee and Memphis, Tennessee that are waiting for your call.