If you are considering getting a divorce, you have likely done some research on the internet or looked through the Yellow Pages to try and find an attorney to represent you. While the divorce process is difficult enough, sometimes hiring the right family law attorney can seem nearly impossible. Many attorneys promise that they can deliver results, but there is often no way to truly tell whether they are being honest or not. Moreover, some attorneys will state that they are “experienced” or “skilled” however, only having handled a few family law cases certainly does not rise to this level.
Overall, there are several important qualifications that an attorney should have when representing clients in family law matters. The following are some useful tips that you should consider when trying to find the right New Jersey divorce attorney:
- Work with an attorney who has a significant background in family law. Only a competent attorney has experience handling all types of family law matters, no matter how complex, and is familiar with the laws, courts and judges in the area(s) in which he or she practices.
- Find an attorney who can effectively explain the issues in your case in layman’s terms so that you can understand what he or she is recommending and why. The best attorney is one that takes the time necessary to keep you informed throughout the process and makes sure you know what is going on at each stage of your case.
- Only work with an attorney who is upfront about his or her legal fees. While it is never possible for an attorney to give you an exact estimate about how much your case will cost, it is still important to know what their billable rate is, how much your court costs will be, and how much of a retainer they will require to get your case started.
- Always work with an attorney who is compassionate, patient, listens to you and addresses your concerns, answers all of your questions, and who makes you feel comfortable, every step of the way. Every lawyer has a different style of working with clients and that is why it is important to find one that you can get along with and who can meet your needs.
Contact The Bronzino Law Firm to Learn More About Your Legal Options
If you feel that a divorce is the best option in your case and wish to learn more about the next steps moving forward, it is important to speak with an attorney who has the experience and skills necessary to effectively represent your interests. The highly skilled team of legal professionals at The Bronzino Law Firm provides each and every prospective client with a free consultation in our conveniently located Brick, New Jersey office. We invite you to call us at (732) 812-3102. We look forward to providing you with superior legal representation.