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California: Finding the Right Divorce Lawyer - Ready, Set, Go
(provided by Steven Carlson, The Custody Coach)
With literally thousands of licensed attorneys practicing in your area and numerous Yellow Page advertisements, phone book listings, and directories seeking your business, how does one go about choosing the right divorce attorney? Certainly, finding the right divorce attorney can be a time-consuming and exhausting task, but it does not need to be if you know where to start and how to plan your search. Your search for the right divorce attorney can be simplified through the following 3 actions:
(1) Be ready to set aside a reasonable financial budget to pay for your divorce;
(2) Set out identifying the attorney search options available to you;
(3) Go forward with your divorce attorney search.
Be ready to set aside a reasonable financial budget to pay for your divorce.
Your attorney's fees and the cost of your divorce will depend on how much you and your spouse can agree on issues such as division of property, custody and visitation of the children, and/or support. The more you disagree with each other, the higher your costs will be. With that said, you will want to be ready to set aside a reasonable financial budget to pay for your divorce and attorney's fees associated with contesting or sorting out these issues.
Set out identifying the attorney search options available to you.
Once you have thought through how you will pay for your divorce costs and attorney's fees, you will want to set out identifying the attorney search options available to you. Below is a list of common search methods that may be available:
(1) Free attorney search and research websites on the Internet;
(2) Recommendations from friends and family members;
(3) State Bar certified attorney referral services;
(4) Non-profit legal aid agencies or prepaid legal service plans;
(5) Yellow Pages, newspaper ads, and radio ads.
Go forward with your divorce attorney search.
Now that you have identified the attorney search options available to you, you are ready go forward with your divorce attorney search!
Information provided by:
Steven Carlson, The Custody Coach located at
California Divorce Source
California Divorce Laws
California Community Forum
California Divorce Resources
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