Picking a divorce lawyer to fight your case is almost as important a decision as choosing to get a divorce itself. Any mistake in finding a good divorce lawyer is likely to cost you a considerable amount of discomfort at the very least and financial and relational issues at the worst. Having said that, finding a good Orange County divorce lawyer in California isn’t the easiest thing to do. Someone who is looking for a good divorce lawyer is likely to have to negate a wide variety of attorneys before finding the right lawyer for them.
Here is a list of some of the steps that you can do to make the selection process easier for you.
Start with the First Phone call
When you call a law firm, what is your purpose? Is it to talk to the secretary or an administrative executive? Or do you want to speak with an experienced divorce attorney (or have an appointment set up with them), who is willing to listen to your case and help you with respect to your situation. While some lawyers are desperate enough to talk to their clients on the phone, some like to talk in person. Most top Orange County divorce lawyers prefer to talk to their clients in person and charge a fee for it.
In Person Consultation
Always remember you should take an Orange County divorce attorney’s legal advice since they are the only ones legally permitted to give it. If you visit a law firm and meet only with someone who is not a lawyer, that someone cannot give you legal advice. It makes absolutely no sense to sit in a room and discuss your divorce case’s facts with someone who isn’t a qualified lawyer.
If They Sugar Coat It, They Aren’t The Right Lawyer
Your whole case, and in lieu of this your future, is in the hands of your divorce lawyer. In such a case, you would want someone that is clear about what he or she wants to do and is capable enough of addressing any issue to raise with respect to the divorce process. Another important trait in a quality Orange County divorce attorney is their ability of being to be honest. A wide variety of lawyers will try to lure you into paying for their services by making lofty promises and unachievable claims.
Choosing a good divorce lawyer is a multilayered process that has many stages. The best way to find a good, competent, and committed divorce attorney is to take the process one step at a time and not jumping to conclusions.
Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law attorney and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues including divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, child custody, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and other family law issues. Mr. Maggio has practiced law in California since 1999, and founded The Maggio Law Firm in 2005, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law matters.