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Choosing a divorce lawyer is a crucial decision in a divorce procedure.
Divorce lawyers will be there from the beginning of the procedure. It is
vital that the legal advice he/she gives you is good advice. If is not
familiar with the divorce process and the grounds or laws for divorce in
your particular state, it is very important that you choose a divorce
lawyer who can enlighten you and offer you the best representation. Also
make sure that you feel comfortable and can trust your lawyer.

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<b>Do I need a lawyer?</b>

Check out the following circumstances to make sure whether you need to
have a lawyer or not.

•     You and your spouse have been wed for at least 5 years
•     You and your spouse have kids.
•     Either you or your spouse is the breadwinner while the other may
have difficulty getting on his/her own two feet financially speaking,
once the divorce is finalized.
•     You or your spouse has come upon inheritance while married to one
•     Either you or your spouse is in debt.

<b>Where can I get a divorce lawyer?</b>

There are a many ways to get a divorce lawyer. Also try asking your
marriage counselor or therapist for a referral. Of course you may ask
your relatives or friends as well. Other lawyers can recommend those
attorneys which specialize in divorce also.

It is also possible if you may even go straight to the courthouse to
check out if a particular divorce lawyer strikes your fancy. No matter
where you look, may it be in the yellow pages or in directories on-line,
you should assess their credentials.

<b>Meeting a lawyer for consultation</b>

After finding a promising lawyer, the next step would be to meet him/her
for consultation. If he/she is hard to reach then this may be a sign that
you may have a hard time getting in contact with him/her once you hire
him/her as your divorce lawyer. Find out how much he/she may charge for
consultation. What exactly is his/her specialization? It’s important that
he/she specializes in divorce, for you to have the best representation.
You wouldn’t want a gynecologist dealing with your heart disease would
you? Of course you’d seek the help of a cardiologist and with legal
matters it goes the same. Seek the help of a divorce attorney for divorce

<b>What you ought to know after consultation with a divorce lawyer</b>

The first time you meet with a divorce lawyer may be one of the few times
that you are the one who gets to do most of the asking. Make the most of
it. Find out everything you need to know in order to make the right
choice of attorney. After speaking with a lawyer, make sure you’ve
discussed the following matters:

•    Length of practice
•    Case specialization
•    Divorce trial experience
•    Experience in negotiation for settlements
•    Familiarity with divorce mediators
•    Custody dispute experience
•    Familiarity with tax issues of divorce
•    Familiarity with your particular situation/context
•    Projected period of time for your case
•    Projected outcome for your case
•    Schedule and methods of contacting him/her
•    Fee (Including specifics, like if travel time is included)
•    Manner of billing

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