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Qualities in a Good Divorce Lawyer


Ending a marriage is a huge life-changing experience, accompanied with all kinds of emotion, pain, and stress. At this stage, the most important decision you will have to make is hiring a divorce lawyer to represent you and your best interests.

So how do you find the “best” divorce for you?

Each case has it`s own complexities, with its own parameters. The most important thing for you is finding representation that ideally suits your case, and your particular needs and most importantly you!

It may seem daunting, but in the end, choosing the right experienced divorce lawyer will be well worth the time and effort.

Each case is unique, and there are a number of qualities that the best divorce lawyers have in common.

EXPERIENCE:
  • How long has the lawyer been in practice?
  • Is the lawyer trained in mediation and alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation negotiation and collaborative divorce?
  • Does the lawyer have further accreditations?
  • Is the practice dedicated to family law?
  • Is the support team large enough or is it a one man show?
COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
  • Do you understand what your lawyer is telling you about your case?
  • Does your lawyer listen carefully to your concerns?
  • Is your lawyer compassionate?
  • Is your lawyer confident?
RESEARCH TEAM / SUPPORT STAFF:
  • Does the lawyer have an adequate number of support staff?
  • Having a large support team means your paperwork is carried out thoroughly
  • Are the paralegals / legal secretaries experienced?
Every divorce is different and so are the circumstances and the specifics of your individual situation

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