How to Find the Right California Divorce Attorney for You
Making the decision to end a marriage is a difficult and stressful time for most people, and the next step in this process is finding the right divorce attorney for you. Choosing a California divorce lawyer can feel like a daunting and overwhelming process, but an experienced divorce attorney at the Law Office of Bradley S. Sandler in Beverly Hills can help. Call the office or contact us today to learn more about the wide range of legal services offered to our clients navigating divorce and to schedule a consultation of your case.
Begin With Referrals and Online Research
The first step in finding the right California divorce lawyer is to ask for referrals from friends and family. See if anyone you know has used a divorce attorney with whom they had a positive experience or if they know someone else who has. In addition, begin doing online research of divorce attorneys in the area. Look at the law firm websites as well as third party websites that provide reviews of attorney services to find honest reviews of their work. Once an initial list of lawyers is put together, move on to the next step.
Narrow the List
The next step in finding the right divorce lawyer for you is to narrow the list of potential attorneys. Remove any California divorce lawyers who do not meet the criteria you need for your case. If their office is too far away, you may want to take them off the list. If they have poor reviews online, remove them from the list. If something does not work for your needs, take that lawyer off the list of potential divorce attorneys. Once the list is narrowed, move on to the last step.
The final step in finding the right divorce lawyer is scheduling interviews with the remaining potential attorneys on your list. Come prepared with a list of questions to help you determine which lawyer is right for you. Common questions include the following:
- How much of your practice is dedicated to divorce cases?
- How often have you gone to trial, and what is your success rate?
- How long do you think my divorce case will take?
- What is your fee structure?
- Will you be handling my case or another attorney at the firm?
- How can I contact you during the case/what is your communication strategy with clients?
- Do you have experience with [any unique issue in your case], and more.
In the end, it is important to choose a lawyer with the experience you need and someone with whom you feel comfortable. Your attorney will be privy to all aspects of your life during the divorce case, so it is important to choose someone that you trust.
Call or Contact Our Office Now
Are you interested in learning more about how the Law Office of Bradley S. Sandler can assist with your California divorce? Call the office or contact us today to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable divorce lawyer now to learn more about our services and how our office can help.