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How Do I Choose a Divorce Attorney?

Posted by Elise Buie | Jun 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

We understand at you have many options for legal representation when selecting an attorney to help guide you through your divorce process; but all of those options can be overwhelming! How do you know how to find the right lawyer for you?

Research: Don't just choose the first divorce attorney you speak with. Trust is the most important factor when it comes to selecting your legal counsel. You need an attorney that can inform and empower you to make your own best decisions, and this requires communication and clarity. Speaking with the attorneys will help you gain understanding of your compatibility with the lawyer.

Don't Hire a Bulldog: We have spoken about this before. By escalating conflict and raising tensions you can cause the other party to become more resentful, and drive up legal and court costs. Higher costs mean less assets left for you and your spouse at the end of the day. Punishing your spouse might seem like a good idea in the abstract, but the reality is, it just isn't in your best interest.

Reputation: You can find out the reputation of the attorney and their experience in Family Law by speaking with family and friends. Many clients find our office after former clients have recommended us to other members of their community. You can also review an attorney's reputation online, on sites such as Avvo.com or by speaking with your local bar association.

Fee Structure: Before signing up with an attorney you should have a clear understanding of how you will be charged and what services will be provided. After all, you pay your attorney to perform a service for you, and how involved that service will be is often dictated by your fee agreement. Your attorney should provide you an opportunity to review and sign the agreement prior to beginning representation.

Looking for assistance navigating your divorce or other family law matter in the Greater Seattle Area? At Elise Buie Family Law Group our knowledgeable attorneys are ready to help. Please contact Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC for a free consultation. 

About the Author

Elise Buie

Passionate, creative, problem-solving attorney who crafts solutions rather than obstacles. Elise spends significant time educating her clients on healthy communication skills. Elise also ensures that her clients make informed decisions by understanding the future emotional and financial implications of their decisions. Your family's future is our first priority. Elise teaches her clients new skills to empower them in the future as they adjust to the new family structure. While divorce ends a marriage, it is the beginning of your new, often times, more authentic life. Elise will help you begin that new life with new skills to handle any future challenges.

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