Do you know how to pick a divorce lawyer? Or, are you just letting a random selection from Google guide you on this extremely important decision? It can sometimes feel like a Google search is your best and easiest option. However, for a life event as significant and impactful as a divorce, you need to be sure you are making a well-informed decision.
Chances are your divorce case is not a cookie cutter situation. No divorce is! The dissolution of a marriage is both unique and complicated. Therefore, you need to find the right attorney who understands family law to work with you on your case and guide you through the process of divorce.
Consider these tips for finding a divorce lawyer to meet your needs:
1. Ask for Referrals
If at all possible, ask around for a personal referral from someone you know and trust who has gone through a divorce. Ask them about how their divorce case worked. Also, ask what they thought about their divorce lawyer—both the good and the bad. Insight from people who have been through a divorce already can be invaluable as you move forward in your search.
2. Use Smart Online Research (Not Random!)
Of course, after asking you to step away from Google, we are asking you to return. However, this time, do your Internet research wisely. Rather than making a random selection from a list of divorce lawyers in your area, take a close look at the listings you find. Read any available online reviews. You can typically find these in Google Reviews or through social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
You can also use the Internet to check out the divorce lawyer’s website. If you discover that a lawyer doesn’t have much of an Internet presence, it might be a good sign to keep looking. If you find one with glowing reviews and positive feedback as well as a strong Internet presence, this might be a good lawyer to contact for a consultation.
3. Take Advantage of a Free Consultation
These days, many law firms offer free consultations. These meetings provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet with the lawyer to test the waters. A meeting will help you determine whether a particular lawyer seems like a good match for your personality and needs.
Go armed to the meeting with plenty of questions. You will likely know within a few minutes if an attorney seems like someone with whom you would want to work as you move forward with your divorce.
In your journey to find a divorce lawyer, keep in mind that the Reeder Law Firm is always here to help. Call (770) 475-2521 to contact us today to get a free consultation and learn more about your options regarding how to pick a divorce lawyer.