FAQs Divorce Lawyers Hear
A lot of marriages end in divorce nowadays. In fact, only about 50% of marriages have a chance of lasting. If you are at the end of your marriage, you may need to hire a divorce lawyer. There are lots of things you may need to know when you hire one. Here are some commonly asked divorce questions.
What Is the Estimated Cost of Divorce?
Most divorce lawyers will not answer this question. This is because each divorce case is unique. The cost of the case will depend on the level of conflict. However, most attorneys answer this question in a way that allows you to size them up. An honest attorney will tell you that it’s not possible to estimate the cost of divorce. An attorney that gives you an unrealistically low estimate might be trying to just get you to sign the contract.
How Many Divorce Cases Have You Handled?
This is another commonly asked question. Hiring an attorney for divorce is more or less like choosing a surgeon. You may not want to work with someone who has never handled a divorce case before. Getting divorced is highly stressful enough, and the last thing anyone wants is to deal with a lawyer who is not competent. If that happens, you may find yourself constantly checking your lawyer’s work to make sure they are handling everything properly. After all, you shouldn’t be the supervisor. You are the client.
Will We Communicate Oftenly?
Some attorneys will struggle to answer this question. This could be a sign that the attorney is a poor communicator. An organized attorney will provide you with a rough schedule of how you will communicate. They also have a proactive communication style that fits every client. When it comes to communication, another thing to keep in mind is that the frequency of communication may depend on the complexity of the case. More complex cases may require more frequent communication. In most instances, a divorce attorney and their client will communicate at least four times a month.
These are some of the questions that divorce lawyers hear frequently. It’s important to ask as much as you can so you get a good idea of how to go about things. We understand that divorce can be stressful and confusing. Get in touch with us if you have any divorce-related questions or if you need a divorce lawyer.