When you hire a family law attorney for a divorce or other type of family law dispute, you may be putting your future - and your relationships with people you care about - in their hands. Knowing what questions to ask a family law attorney is vital if you want to ensure you find a lawyer who will support your goals in and out of the courtroom.
At DeTommaso Family Law, we work closely with clients to navigate a wide range of family law disputes. Contact us online or via phone at (908) 274-3028 to learn more about our services!
What Kind of Pricing Model Do You Use?
Pricing is often a key concern for individuals moving into family law cases, and with good reason. Depending on the circumstances of your divorce, the process overall could cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Different attorneys price services in different ways. For example, if you're getting a contested divorce and disagree on many aspects of the divorce with your spouse, putting an attorney on retainer might be the best option. However, if you're getting an uncontested divorce or just need help with a specific process, you may want to find an attorney who uses flat-fee pricing for their services.
How Do You Approach Cases?
Some attorneys like to be aggressive, pursuing trials or litigating disputes in court. Others prefer to keep conflict to a minimum during family law disputes, choosing alternative dispute resolution methods (ADR) such as mediation to take care of family law cases.
Ask your attorney what they specialize you. You probably have an idea of how you'd like your case to play out - letting your attorney know what your vision for your case is can help you match up with a lawyer who can usher you toward the outcome you'd like.
Shop Around & Ask for Opinions
Most attorneys will provide consultations to potential clients for free or a reduced fee. When you're shopping around for attorneys, you should ask them for an honest opinion on how your case may play out. Having an attorney who will be truthful with you will pay dividends when pursuing the best outcome in your case. If you feel like someone's trying to sugarcoat matters or is glossing over important information in a consultation, they probably won't give you the best results.
At DeTommaso Family Law Group, our lawyers will help you identify and pursue the best outcome in your case. To schedule a consultation with our team, contact us online or via phone at (908) 274-3028.