Divorcing is a complicated process. Many different factors need to be taken into account, and the individual needs of clients varies greatly on a case-by-case basis. When divorcing, how do you find the right lawyer for you? Opening the yellow pages and calling the first divorce lawyer you see may be easy, but it probably won’t yield the results you’re looking for. Here’s a few tips on how to find the right divorce lawyer for you.
Find someone who practices exclusively divorce law
As previously stated, divorcing is a complicated process. There are many laws and statutes to consider, often changing from year to year. When finding a divorce lawyer, you’re best bet is to find someone who specializes in family law. The practice area is complex enough that working in it and understanding the minutia of its various aspects would theoretically take up all of a lawyer’s time. Someone who focuses on several different practice areas may not have the exclusive know-how necessary to navigate a divorce case.
Find someone who knows the locals
Ideally, you’re divorce lawyer is someone who is familiar with local judges, other divorce attorneys, and the various personnel associated with the divorce court in your area. Being able to anticipate what your spouse’s attorney may do is a significant advantage. Additionally, your divorce lawyer knowing how the local judges operate and what they expect in their courtroom can be an invaluable asset. Suffice it to say, if you are planning on divorcing in Morris County, you will want a Morris County divorce lawyer familiar with the local courts.
Find someone you are comfortable talking to
Divorce is very personal. Many issues may come up regarding your marriage and its history that are difficult to discuss, embarrassing, or otherwise very personal. It’s important that you are comfortable discussing these topics with your lawyer, and feel as though you can trust them to understand your position and what you have been through.
Find someone who will discuss your options
Some divorce lawyers will simply tell you “this is the way it is, and that’s how it’s going to be.” This is not a very communicative approach. It is important that you understand the various options available to you, even if there is a “best” option, you may still wish to consider alternative solutions. When finding a divorce lawyer, look for someone who will lay out your options, explain to you the differences between them, and let you be the one to decide how you will move forward in your divorce.
Contact a Morris County Divorce Lawyer Today
Hopefully you have a better understanding of what to look for when choosing a divorce lawyer. If you are considering a divorce, or are in the process of divorcing and would like to explore your options, the law offices of Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark are ready to help you. Focusing exclusively on family law, we have the legal expertise to help you with any divorce matter including child custody, child support, division of assets, alimony, mediation, and many others.
To speak with one of our experienced Morris County family law attorneys today, contact us online or through our Morristown offices at 973-828-0829.