It is easy to say to yourself that you need to hire an attorney but how do you know you are selecting the right attorney who has your best interests at heart?
Here is a quick run down of things to consider:
1. Ask About Their Strategy
What will be their plan be for your case? How long they think it will take for the courts to resolve it?
An experienced family law attorney will know quickly after speaking with you and reviewing any information provided, what issues will arise, whether your goals are realistic and then how to best create a plan that will meet your needs.
Don’t hire someone who tells you what you want to hear – hire someone who tells you the truth.
2. Ask About Costs And Fees
Find out if your case is going to require hiring experts and if so, how much that would cost.
Although it is hard to predict how much the entire case will cost because they have only heard one side of the story, an attorney should be able to tell you about how many hours they think your case will take based upon the information you have provided to them.
3. Ask If They Take Unbundled Cases
Unbundled cases, otherwise known as limited representation, or 11(b) work is an agreement regarding limited scope for the attorney’s involvement and some work done by the client personally.
Find out if or how this works for their firm, and whether this would be an appropriate option for your situation and why.
4. Ask If They Provide The Personal Care Required For Every Case
Lastly, make sure you work with an attorney who provides you the service you deserve. Do they return phone calls? How fast will they call you back? Will they pass your case to a junior associate in the firm? These factors need to be clear and you should feel confident before choosing a lawyer.
Contact The Law Offices Of Kelli J Malcolm Today
If you are in need of a divorce attorney and need some answers before you begin the process, contact The Law Offices Of Kelli J Malcolm for a free 30 minute phone consultation. Call 720-261-7287 today.