Finding a divorce attorney that suits your unique situation can be a daunting task. Whether the two of you have seen it coming for quite some time or the reality of divorce seemed to come out of nowhere, dealing with the emotional repercussions alone can be strenuous and burdensome. Making a hasty decision about your divorce attorney could add financial hardship and unnecessary additional emotional stress. The wrong divorce attorney could lead you and your family down an expensive, adversarial path that is not best for you and your children. Here are a few ideas to consider when choosing the right divorce attorney for you. Do Preliminary Research Nowadays pertinent information and reviews on local attorneys is more accessible than ever. Make use of the free tools available to you and do some preliminary research on the attorneys and firms you are considering. The fact that you found this blog says you’re already on the right track. Try to narrow your focus to 2-3 attorneys based on your research and, if you feel comfortable with it, ask the opinion of a few trusted friends. Since it’s safe to assume our own Ronald L. Kossack is on your list of considerations, here are a few great reviews from past clients. Understand What The Role Of An Divorce Attorney Is Since divorce is, in it’s simplest form, the pursuit of a new legal agreement between you and your spouse, your attorney’s role is to help you reach the legal agreement that is best for you and your children. The specific roles of a divorce attorney are going to depend on the type of divorce you are pursuing (read about Mediation here). In general, a good divorce attorney works every angle to keep things as amicable as possible between you and your spouse, but is also poised for aggressive representation when litigation is inevitable. Understand What The Role Of An Divorce Attorney Is Not Understanding what your attorney’s role is not can be just as helpful. Since love, money, family, kids, home and the most intimate and personal details of your life are at stake, it’s completely appropriate to be emotional. A good attorney understands how to help you walk through communicating your story for your own benefit. However, it may help you to understand that your divorce attorney is not a counselor or therapist. Some attorneys are great a providing a veritable shoulder to cry on, but lack the wherewithal to get the job done when it matters most. Consider Amount and Type Of Experience Of note, Ronald L. Kossack has 21 years experience as an efficient courtroom litigator, advocate, as well as an apt settlement negotiator. Having walked various clients through over 1750 divorce cases, and while previous achievements do not guarantee future victory, Mr. Kossack has reached successful outcomes for clients in all types of divorce-related proceedings. Set Up A First Appointment Once you’ve done research, narrowed your list of potential attorneys, understood the role of your divorce attorney, and looked into their experience, make a phone call or send an email to set up your first appointment. Attorney Ronald Kossack and our entire staff will do all that they can to ensure that your emotional needs are met, while they work toward a positive resolution in your case. We offer a free initial consultation to talk about your story. Call 480-345-2652 or contact us online today.