How can I research a divorce attorney before I decide to hire? When deciding to hire an attorney you may become apprehensive due to the cost and uncertainty associated with the process of hiring an attorney. When researching an attorney it is helpful to utilize an internet search engine to narrow down the top local attorneys in your area. You will want to find an attorney that meets your current legal needs. For instance, you will want to find a divorce attorney in your county that handles divorce issues such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and any other pertinent associated issues.
Criteria to consider before hiring a family law divorce attorney in your area are whether the attorney has ample knowledge in the area of family law. You will want to inquire into the amount of years the attorney has been practicing law. Further, you will need to decide if you are looking to hire a certified family law specialist to represent you. Additionally, you will want to read reviews regarding the reputation and quality of work the attorney and their firm have produced. Moreover, in conjunction with reading online reviews and client testimonials you will want to converse with loved ones who may have some referrals to provide you in your search for a family law divorce attorney.
Moreover, you will want to inquire into the pricing of an initial consultation, as well as the retainer fees if you decide to retain the firm to represent you in your divorce. These questions should be asked before you enter into a contract to retain the firm’s legal services. Depending on the divorce law firm you consult with some may offer various discounts such as military discounts. In addition, often times divorce attorneys will offer flexible payment plans depending on an individual’s financial situation. If you, or someone you know are ready to take the next steps toward retaining a family law divorce attorney, please call Yanez & Associates at 714-971-8000. We look forward to assisting you with your family law matter. If you have any further questions regarding family law and divorce in Orange County California please do not hesitate to contact our firm.