Factors to Consider When Choosing a Lawyer

Factors to Consider in Choosing a Lawyer

When starting the divorce process, it may seem hard and stressful to find the right divorce attorney. Finding someone who agrees with the process you’ve chosen and your goals can make the process go more smoothly. Just like there are different ways to get a divorce, there are also different ways that lawyers work. By meeting with an experienced family law attorney for a consultation, you can find out if the lawyer has the right experience for your case and if he or she will handle the negotiations in a way that fits with your goals and intentions.

When it comes to the law, such as divorce, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Parties should try to agree on a process that will lead to a result that is good for everyone. In order to reach this goal, it is also important to choose the “right” lawyer. Some things that clients can think about when choosing an attorney are listed below.

Choice Process

As I’ve talked about in previous blogs, there are different ways to make a divorce official. If you already know which divorce process you want to use, it’s important to make sure that the lawyer you choose has experience with that process. Some lawyers might focus on court cases, while others might focus on mediation or collaborative law. 

Some lawyers may only do work in one area or process choice. If you don’t know which process will work best for you, your lawyer should be able to explain all of them and put you in the best position to decide which one will work best for you.


Even when everything goes well, getting a divorce is a stressful process. You should be sure that your lawyer will be there for you when you have questions or worries. 

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to how they like to communicate (emails, phone calls, meetings over the internet, etc.), so it’s important to work with an attorney whose communication style and response time match yours.

Communication Skills

Some clients like to be told things straight out, while others prefer a more subtle approach. In this case, it can be very helpful to meet with a potential lawyer for a consultation. This will give you a chance to get a sense of the lawyer’s style and decide if it fits your needs.

We are living through hard times. If you have decided to separate and/or divorce, it is important to choose the right process and an attorney who will make sure you have the information and support you need to make decisions. 

The process should take into account how you and your spouse want to talk about the deal. These choices affect whether the end result is seen as a “zero-sum game” or as a “cooperative effort” in which the parties and their children are taken into account when making the important decisions that lead to a global settlement.