Here’s what to look for in a divorce lawyer

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Getting divorced is a tricky thing and there are many factors that contribute to whether or not a marriage will last. Regardless of why the marriage ends, divorce is not easy. It is emotionally taxing on both parties and perhaps even more so on children if they are involved. This is why it is so important to find the right divorce lawyer to meet your family’s needs.

When many people think of lawyers, they can get the wrong impression. They may have the impression that lawyers are cold, unfeeling, greedy and more concerned with their win percentage rather than the people they represent.

With this in mind, there are a few things you should look for if you are on the market for a divorce attorney.

  • Someone who cares- Divorce is never easy and it is important to work with someone who understands this and has not become jaded by the whole thing. After working on so many cases, some lawyers may find that they are not as emotionally affected by the issue anymore. You do not want your lawyer to be emotional, but you do want them to understand that the whole process is and will be emotional for YOU. Just because they have been through multiple divorce processes does not mean you have, and you should find a lawyer who is sensitive to that.
  • Someone accessible- You will undoubtedly have a lot of questions along the way, especially if it is your first divorce. Because of this, it is important that you find a divorce lawyer who you can access easily when these questions arise. Whether that means they are responsive on phone or email or that they will patiently walk you through the steps in every meeting, make sure to find  someone who will make you feel at ease and like you are able to get your questions answered.
  • Someone who sees you as people and not just a a case- Again, divorce lawyers have seen many divorces. Some have been amicable, some have been messy, but all have been difficult. Whether they have worked ten cases or a thousand, it is important to find a divorce lawyer who sees you and your spouse as people, first and foremost. You are not simply a case to be won, but people with feelings and fears. While a divorce lawyer should be smart and professional, they also should not be numb to the fact that divorce is difficult for all parties involved. Empathy goes a long way in a legal relationship and will help you build trust and understanding with your divorce attorney.

If you are feeling worried, scared, afraid, stressed and confused about your divorce process, you are not alone. In order to combat those feelings, look for proper representation, like those at Pollart Miller Family Law to help you navigate the difficult world of separation and divorce.

If you take the time to choose the right divorce lawyer, you are more likely to have an experience that, though difficult, will be manageable and provide you with the support you need.

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