First, you should be certain that the attorney that you are hiring is competent in the area of practice for which you need help. If you are hiring a divorce attorney, for example, you don’t need an attorney that is famous for personal injury cases or criminal defense work. You want someone who is busy handling family law matters on a day to day basis.
Next, you should make sure that the attorney is very familiar with the local court system. Otherwise, there may be local court rules with which he or she is not acquainted, and that could negatively impact your case.
Finally, you should meet with that attorney to ensure that you are comfortable with his or her strategies for your case. For example, you don’t want someone forcing down a path toward litigation if you and your ex have most things already worked out. In the alternative, you don’t want an attorney telling you to settle for something less than what you are due.
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