Going through a divorce can be an emotionally exhausting experience. You are separating from someone who was, in most cases, a large part of your life. You may have had children together and owned a home, a car, and other assets like retirements accounts. All of these issues need to be addressed and resolved in order to finalize a divorce. This is why you need a top-notch Tempe divorce attorney. You need someone on your side fighting for your best interests.
But how do you find the best Tempe divorce lawyer? Below are three key tips when looking for a lawyer:
Determine the Type of Legal Services You Need
Every case is different so it important to determine, before you even meet with an Arizona divorce lawyer, what you are looking to get out of the divorce and what issues will need to be addressed during the divorce proceedings. For example, if you have substantial marital assets (e.g., retirement accounts, home, property, vehicles, etc.), joint business interests, and children, you are probably going to need an experienced lawyer who understands finances and has experience litigating complicated divorces. On the other hand, if your marriage was relatively short, you had no children, did not own a home together, and are not dividing any retirement plans, you may only need an attorney who has handled many divorces in the area to ensure your interests are protected.
Do Your Due Diligence When Selecting a Lawyer
Do not simply select the first lawyer you find in the Yellow Pages. Do research. Talk to friends and family. Use the internet wisely. The lawyer with the flashiest website and biggest advertising budget is not necessarily the divorce lawyer offering the best, most sophisticated level of representation. Check at least two or three independent, non-biased lawyer rating services to see what other people are saying about the lawyer, or law firm.
Select a Lawyer Who Knows Divorce Law
You should narrow your search to a Tempe lawyer who specializes in family law. You do not want to hire a lawyer who only handles one divorce case every two or three years. You should hire someone who spends their days handling divorce cases and related family law issues such as alimony, child support, and mediation.
Contact a Tempe Divorce Lawyer Today
Here is an additional tip – do not wait to contact a lawyer. Many people put off speaking to a lawyer and delay only serves to drag out the process. Take action. Attorney Ronald L. Kossack has been handling family law cases for over twenty years. He has represented close to two thousand clients in over 850 trials. To contact him for a free, comprehensive consultation, call 480-345-2652.