Attorneys that are experienced in handling divorce cases are able to foresee what can often be unexpected delays based on policies, property distribution laws, custody issues and various state regulations. It is easy to say, “choose a divorce attorney with experience,” but how do you know if your attorney is truly educated in divorce law and has your best interest in mind at all times?
A professional divorce attorney will help you review the many aspects of divorce thoroughly so you are prepared to discuss the various issues without distress or confusion.
Some of the topics they should discuss with you include:
- Financial disclosure
- Restraining orders
- Transferring assets
- Alimony and how to calculate income available for alimony
- Child support
- Division of property and assets
- Division of business interests
- Division of retirement benefits
- Custody debates
When interviewing a potential divorce attorney, ask them what their strategy is for your case and how long they think it will take the courts to resolve it. An experienced family law attorney will know quickly after reviewing the evidence and information you provide, what conflicts arise and will have an opinion about the judges ruling and your likelihood of success.
In addition, make sure your attorney is clear about additional costs from the beginning. Ask them upfront if they predict additional charges for extended services such as forensic accountants, physicians, psychologists, private investigators, videographers or other necessary case materials. Though it is hard to predict the entire case in advance, an attorney that is honest will be able to tell you which fees you should prepare for based on a series of possible outcomes.
Last but not least, make sure you work with an attorney who provides you the service you deserve. How fast will they call you back? Will they be working on your case alone or with others? If others are involved, do they have the necessary skills to ensure your case is not handled carelessly? Ask them to discuss their plans upfront from a collaborative perspective. This relationship will ensure information flows smoothly and help to make sure your divorce hearings and processes go as smoothly as possible for you and your family.
Looking for a qualified divorce attorney in Grand Junction, CO? Contact LaCroix & Hand P.C. 970-245-4601