During a divorce you are dealing with the division of your home, assets and children. You want an attorney who can competently represent you and that competence comes from experience. Ask your attorney how long they’ve been practicing or how many divorce trials they’ve handled. Also, would you want someone to represent you who has never been married and has no children? See what type of family life they are experienced on their own.
2. Technologically Savvy
We live in a technologically advanced society. Technology plays a huge party in today’s family law proceedings. Attorney’s who can get information about social media websites, locate a missing spouse from a computer terminal, or even have electronic calendar’s systems show that they are efficient and updated. This will save you time and money, should your lawyer be up to speed on technology
3. Are they Prepared?
You need some attorney time to review the questions and the responses the attorney is attempting to elicit from you. This process is called woodsheeding. You are the fact giver and the lawyer is the interrogator. As such, the lawyer does not give evidence, you do. You must know what you are trying to prove in your case in order to present it properly with your lawyer
4. Ability to Communicate
Your attorney will help you navigate the divorce process, which can be a very trying time for anyone. It’s important that you be able to communicate with your attorney. While it’s difficult for any attorney to be available 24/7 for one client, you must be able to reach your attorney or a member of their staff should any emergency arise or if you have questions.
5. Attorney’s Fees
All attorneys do not charge the same hourly rate. While you obviously want the best representation available, it’s important that you have reasonable expectations as to what you can reasonably afford. Divorces can be drawn out and costly, you must consider an attorney as an investment that will serve to protect your assets, but you don’t want to overextend your budget on attorney’s fees. Look for an attorney who is both service oriented and efficient. Most attorneys will not give you retail service. At the same time, a good firm will provide copies of pleadings to you, invoice you at least once a month, and return your calls within one business day.
About the Author
Michael Busby Jr. is a Divorce, Family Law, & Houston Divorce Lawyer, who practices in Harris County Texas and the counties that surround Harris County, Texas. He has been in practice for over 11 years and has tried over 100 cases. He is familiar with the policy and procedures of the Harris County Texas Divorce Courts. Our office is open until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for working folks. Please call with your family law, divorce, & Houston Divorce Lawyer questions in Harris County Texas.
Michael Busby Jr.
6100 Corporate Dr Ste 190
Houston, Texas 77036
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