Hire The Right Lawyer
Your attorney and your relationship with your attorney are make-or-break factors in your divorce. DivorceSource can advise you on the common pitfalls in hiring and working with an attorney.
- Because divorce lawyers charge you to simply interview them, there is pressure to choose from a small pool of attorneys. DivorceSource is familiar with many matrimonial attorneys and can help you to select attorneys suited to your circumstances to interview. We guide you through the selection process, making sure you will ask the right questions to guide you to your final choice.
- Conflict of interest can impact your selection; we help you avoid it.
- DivorceSource can alert you to some of the unanticipated costs of the divorce process, such as: third party experts, deposition fees and more. These costs are rarely disclosed during the interview process, and once you are committed to the process the legal system does not offer a simple way out.
- The retainer agreement with your lawyer is a potentially hazardous contract. It is essential to review it to avoid committing to clauses that your attorney does not have a right to demand, for example, interest on outstanding balances, liens on personal assets, and escalating hourly fees.
Periodic review meetings at key intervals offer a sounding board and an opportunity for reassessment of goals and strategy, to determine if your case is on target and if your lawyer’s actions are in keeping with your objectives.