Most people are cynical about finding a good lawyer. The general perspective is that lawyers are conniving, greedy and morally corrupt. However, this is generalization and these exact traits can be said of any other profession. From law enforcement to business, politics to lobbying, any profession is bound to have a few ‘rotten eggs’ that spoil the name of an otherwise good profession. Houston divorce lawyers are one such group of professionals who have been vilified due to the actions of others. Of all the people you hire as consultants, lawyers are some of the consultants who you cannot afford not do due diligence on. Below are some of the things you should include in your due diligence checklist.
Picking a Houston divorce lawyer on the internet is easy. However, if you stop there, you are likely to get poor services. Perform a thorough background check. Most experts agree that the best way to find great legal representation is through personal referral. Has your friend had a divorce in the recent past? How good was the lawyer? Why not ask your friend for the lawyer’s contacts if he did a great job? And if you have a lawyer’s contacts, why not give them to your divorcing friend? He cannot share your divorce details with your friend. What you tell your lawyer is called privileged information and it cannot be shared with anybody else.
Another source of good legal services is through business referral. There are companies that have specialized in lawyer referral services. They usually refer you to a good lawyer since they expect to make some money from both you and your lawyer. Amazingly, they can even change that lawyer for you if upon meeting with the lawyer; you are dissatisfied with his services.
A Houston divorce lawyer who specializes with divorces is likely to offer you better representation than one who has been doing all forms of legal representation. What you need is somebody with enough experience under his belt that he can almost determine the result of any form of proceedings. Specialists usually have a knack for detecting trouble and looking for ways to avoid it before it knocks on the door. This is why an experienced hand is important.
The ancient personal traits of a good person should come first on your due diligence checklist. Humility, Intelligence, assertiveness, knowledge of the subject, communication, punctuality, and honesty are human characteristics that define a good person. You would want to work with a person that empathizes with your situation. You do not want to end up with a lawyer who sees you as just the next months’ fat paycheck. Remember that divorces are usually a time of heart ache, financial ruin and separation with your kids. Getting a lawyer who empathizes with the misfortune that has visited on you helps you go through the process. It cannot be gainsaid that the importance of a lawyer is to present his client’s good side. How can somebody purport to represent you if he has not taken time to understand your problems?
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 14 years and has tried over 300 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.
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