Divorce Lawyer Pre-Screen (Checklist)
Before you select a lawyer, you may have to pre-screen a list of candidates. You may start with a very long list of candidates, but when a lawyer’ s name comes to you from a friend, here is a list of questions to ask.

The Checklist
  • What made you decide to choose your attorney?
  • Where you satisfied with the handling of your case?
  • What do your attorney do best?
  • What did your attorney do least well?
  • Do you feel your attorney helped you negotiate the fairest possible deal?
  • Can you explain why you think you got the fairest possible deal?
  • Since your divorce, have you discovered anything important that your attorney overlooked?
  • What was your fee arrangement?
  • Did your fee arrangement work out as originally estimated? If not, why not?
  • Was your attorney sensitive to your needs?
  • Was your attorney available to you when you need to be called back quickly, or when you need prompt consultation?
  • Did your attorney help or hinder communication with your spouse?
  • Would you use the same attorney again?

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