Hiring an Orange County divorce lawyer is never an easy task. A lawyer is the person in charge of your future in court and making a mistake in that regard could cost you dearly for the rest of your life. Hence, it is recommended that before you choose a divorce lawyer for your case, its best that you meet them and have a consultation with them. This blog will highlight a few tips to judge whether the lawyer is the real deal to handle your case or not.
How experienced are they?
You may have heard the saying old is gold. In jobs such as that of a lawyer the more experienced the lawyer means generally the better. When you sit down with a lawyer for your first consultation before actually hiring them make sure you know about the amount of experience they have in this field. An Orange County divorce lawyer that has a wealth of experience behind them will generally know the tricks of the trade. Also it’s best to make sure that their experience as a lawyer was in the field of Orange County divorce and not some other field.
What areas of law do they regularly practice in?
Some lawyers specialize in cases of an Orange County divorce and other family law issues, while others do a number of other fields such as bankruptcy etc in addition to these fields. The wider the service area of a lawyer the less dedicated they will be to a particular aspect. To be able to get the best results in your divorce case, a dedicated lawyer that only deals with family law and divorce cases will be a better bet.
The mode of communication during the case
Even before you have hired a divorce attorney you need to sit with them and talk about the mode of communication you’ll take during the case. Communication is an integral part of a divorce cases and it is the only way that you and your lawyer can set up strategies and update one another on the happening of the case.
The seriousness of the lawyer in discussing the communication channels and methods with you will highlight their seriousness and mettle to handle your case.
The strategy to Use
When you go to a divorce lawyer even before you have hired on, its best that you lay down the facts of the case in front of them. Once you have done so, ask them to comment on the prospective outcome of the case, you chances of victory in the case and the strategy that they would adopt to get the result in your favor. A good lawyer may not give you all the details in the first consultation but they may outline a rough sketch of the strategy. If the strategy seems workable to you, you can go ahead and hire the lawyer.
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.