Hiring a Divorce Lawyer in 2022 – The Top 10 Considerations

  • Some divorce lawyers will turn up their noses at mediation, they work in an adversarial world.

  • But be wary of lawyers whom family or friends describe as the ‘toughest in town’.

  • Avoid the suspicious or hostile or pessimistic lawyer at all costs.

  • Avoid warrior-style divorce lawyers at all costs.

  • Look instead for a divorce lawyer who takes a pragmatic approach.

  • A lawyer who seeks calm, not conflict. Who looks to solve problems, rather than create them.

  • Factor in the costs for their secretaries and paralegals, plus the time they pick up the phone to talk to the other lawyer

  • Most of the best divorce lawyers will be working in firms of five or fewer lawyers.

How to Hire a Divorce Lawyer

Do you know what to look for in divorce lawyers? Finding someone who’s compatible with your needs doesn’t always come easy. You’ll need to carry out some research and read some divorce lawyer reviews. Get an idea of the legal service providers and related costs in your area. It’s easy to get attracted to the divorce lawyer with the smartest website, the biggest practice, and the most publicity.

But proceed with caution. A family law firm who’s regularly in the press, handling the most high-profile cases could well be a divorce lawyer who rides roughshod over the legal process. Not to mention the feelings and emotions of their clients and their families to gain exposure for themselves, often at great expense to their clients.

Of course, you will want to consider recommendations for divorce lawyers from friends who’ve been through their own separation. But be wary of lawyers whom family or friends describe as the ‘toughest in town’. That might sound tempting if you’re wanting to give yourself the best chance of getting a divorce settlement in your favour, but it’s likely to be a passport to long-lasting, bank account-draining litigation that will leave you and your family financially and emotionally damaged.

Hiring the Best Divorce Lawyer top 10 considerations

So how do you choose your separation and divorce lawyer?

Here are ten key things you need to consider before you hire an lawyer:

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