Because divorce is such a complicated process, it is important to choose an attorney who will help you through the process and keep your best interests in mind. Interview several attorneys so that you can find one you are most comfortable with.
When dealing with a divorce, it is best to choose an attorney who focuses his or her practice primarily on family law. These attorneys are most familiar with the law, the judges, and process of your area. If you are interested in an alternative dispute resolution process, such as mediation or collaborative law, look for an attorney that offers this service. If you want an attorney who is a focused litigator, find someone who focuses on trials. If you have a definite preference for a male or female attorney, only meet with attorneys who meet that criteria. Attorneys located in your general geographic area will be easiest for you to work with.
Make an appointment for an initial consultation with an attorney. Have a conversation about his or her approach as well as what the attorney thinks could be the most likely outcome in your case. It is important that you find an attorney with whom you are comfortable and who understands and listens to your concerns. If you feel uncomfortable during the meeting, that is likely not the attorney for you.
Find out what level of experience your attorney has. The more cases he or she has handled, the better prepared he or she will be to successfully manage yours. If there are specific issues in your case, such as a difficult custody matter or a family owned business, find out if the attorney has handled these before.
The Sampair Group has more than 80 years of experience in the Glendale, Mesa, and Phoenix areas of Arizona. Call us today for an appointment with one of our skilled attorneys.