How To Find The Right Divorce Attorney
Making the choice to file for divorce is difficult, but the next decision that you make in this process can have one of the biggest effects on the outcome of your case. Finding the right divorce attorney is critically important, as they will be fighting for your best interests throughout this process. At Bubley & Bubley, P.A., our experienced Tampa divorce lawyers are here to provide top tier legal representation for your case. Call or contact our office today to find out more.
Ask for Referrals
The first step in finding the right lawyer is to ask for referrals from friends, family, and coworkers that you trust sharing this information with. Some of them may have also gone through a divorce and can recommend a lawyer that they have had a good experience with, or they may know someone else who can provide a reference through their own networks. However, you should not rely on referrals alone when deciding what attorney is right for you.
Do Online Research
The next step is to do your own online research. The internet is a treasure trove of information on attorneys who provide divorce services, from firm websites to third-party sites that independently review the quality of a lawyer’s work. You should look up any referrals that were given to you by others in addition to looking up other divorce lawyers in your area that look like they may be a good fit for your case. Once you have a list of potential lawyers collected, it is time to narrow the list.
Narrow the List
Narrowing the list to the top potential candidates is an important step in the process of finding the right lawyer for you, as it saves you time and energy to help find the right person as quickly as possible. Remove any lawyer that is not located in the immediate area. Take off any lawyer that did not receive good reviews or a positive referral. Remove any lawyer that does not specialize in areas you need for your divorce, such as spousal support or child custody. Once the list is narrowed to the top choices, you can move on to the final step.
The last step in the process is to schedule interviews with the top candidates to find the right lawyer for you. Go into each interview prepared with a list of questions that you will ask every lawyer so that you can compare the answers to each. You should also be prepared to answer questions about the case asked by the lawyer, such as what you think the biggest issues will be in the proceeding and whether you and your spouse would be open to alternate dispute resolution methods like mediation. Once the interviews are complete, you can review the responses and make the choice that is best for you.
Talk to Our Office
Are you interested in learning more about how the lawyers at Bubley & Bubley, P.A. can assist in your divorce case? If so, call or contact our office today to schedule a consultation.