What to Look for in a Divorce Lawyer

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Going through a divorce is never easy, but it will be made all the harder if you don’t have an attorney you can count on. Our team at the Law Office of Janice V. Coulter understands that you are likely overwhelmed during this trying time, which can make it harder to choose the right attorney. To help make the process easier, we have put together this list of essential qualities to look for in a divorce lawyer. If an attorney has all three of these traits, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

What to Look for in a Divorce Lawyer

  • Solid Track Record- Before you hire any divorce lawyer, you should take the time to look into their track record. What kinds of outcomes have they secured for their clients? Do they focus more on litigation and going to court or negotiation and compromise? This research will help you find an attorney whose experience aligns with your goals for your case.
  • Rapport- Another essential thing to look for when making this decision is rapport. You need a divorce lawyer you can trust implicitly, and someone with whom you are comfortable discussing every detail of your case. After all, this is a highly emotional situation, so the last thing you want is to have to deal with a lawyer who doesn’t sympathize with you.

Expertise- Lastly and most importantly, you need a divorce lawyer with the right expertise to argue your case effectively. This means that they need to have extensive experience working in family law, including with the trial and negotiation process. In addition, you may need a divorce lawyer with specialized experience within family law, such as knowledge of LGBTQ divorce law, which is often more complicated due to the patchwork history of same-sex marriage in the U.S. Fortunately, our team is well-versed in this area, and you can count on us to guide you through every step of the process.