Whether you are the one filing for divorce, or if your spouse took the lead in pursuing the proceedings, your priorities are going to differ from any other person and may include gaining custody of your children or ensuring your financial future is solidified through spousal support.
In some cases, spouses know they want a divorce, but otherwise have no idea where to begin, which is not uncommon. Divorce is complex, which is why it is important to choose a divorce attorney who is experienced and provides the leadership you need to produce results.
That begins by consulting with a divorce lawyer who is skilled and compassionate and continues with creating a connection that provides the trust and confidence you need to get through your proceedings with only success in mind.
Our committed family lawyers understand that when you are searching for a divorce lawyer in Los Angeles, there are going to be countless results.
Here are a few tips on creating an exceptional attorney connection.
First, find a family law attorney who specializes in your divorce priorities.
Couples with children have very different divorce requirements than those who do not.
If child custody and child support requirements are the focus of your divorce, search for an attorney who has the experience and an exceptional track record in producing results for their clients using resources that create solutions for placing the children’s best interests at the forefront of each case.
Conversely, if you are engaging in a high-asset divorce — where you and your spouse do not share children — look for a skilled lawyer who will aggressively pursue the financial outcome you deserve using forensic accountants and California’s legal statutes to your advantage.
Next, take advantage of our divorce attorney’s consultation.
Preparing for a divorce is unlike any other life-changing endeavor.
The fear of the unknown can cause overwhelming confusion, and when paired with the different stories your friends or family members tell you about their divorce, the stress can become unbearable.
When you are searching for an experienced divorce lawyer in Los Angeles, take advantage of consultations, so you can ask questions that pertain to your specific needs.
No two divorces are the same, and the sooner you can create a connection with an attorney who understands your priorities, the easier it will be to choose an attorney who is a true partner in your pursuit of happiness.
Finally, do not be afraid to ask questions about their experience.
Be prepared to answer questions that help the divorce attorney understand your needs.
At the Land Legal Group, our Los Angeles divorce attorney wants to help destress your divorce.
That means we must give you the confidence you need to keep moving forward by asking questions that reveal your true divorce priorities.
If you meet with a Los Angeles family law attorneys who only answer your questions, without asking any of their own, you may want to keep interviewing other professionals who are interested in your needs.
Start by asking questions that help you assess their abilities as a divorce attorney, which can include:
- What kind of experience do you have in handling cases like mine, where (insert priorities here) is the most important outcome?
- How would you describe your approach in (my specific divorce) cases?
- Will you be my primary contact? Meaning, when I call, you answer?
- What is the best way to communicate with you?
- Are you available outside of regular business hours?
- How heavy is your current caseload?
- How will you inform me of developments in my case?
- My case is complicated: Do you have access to financial specialists, therapists, or other experts who can build my case?
- How do your billing rates work? Do you have a retainer fee? Hourly?
- What services do your rates include? How do you keep track of those expenditures?
- Will your office maintain a divorce schedule I can count on? Meaning, I will always know what the next steps in my case are, and who/what we are waiting on to move forward?
While many of these questions and answers are personal, so is your divorce. Your Los Angeles divorce attorney is going to partner with you throughout the process, so developing a sincere connection is important to your overall success inside and outside the courtroom.
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When individuals are looking for a divorce attorney, one of the first things they do is review the law firm’s ratings and read their previous client testimonials to connect their divorce priorities to the right family lawyer. We encourage it.
If you would like to learn more about our Los Angeles divorce attorney, Joseph Land, and how he has helped countless clients move forward with their post-divorce lives with confidence, look no further than our Google Reviews or on-site testimonials for firsthand accounts of our strategic approach to producing results.
Contact Our Divorce Attorneys at the Land Legal Group in Los Angeles Today
Partnering with a Los Angeles divorce lawyer is not a decision to take lightly. If you would like to discuss your complete marriage dissolution needs with an experienced attorney who provides more than answers, but solutions, contact our Los Angeles family law attorneys at the Land Legal Group today to discuss the details of your case during a consultation by calling (310) 552-3500 today.