Questions To Ask Your Divorce Attorney
There is no doubt that a person going through a divorce is forced to examine life in a different way. Emotions run high, money may run low, and daily activities focused on the dissolution of life as a couple and invention of life as a singleton become common. A divorce attorney may be the one person you have to talk to about what you’re going through and what are your next steps to take (although we hope that isn’t true and that you have or are building a support network).
The best course of action to take when you are planning to or have filed for divorce is to understand the process and all that it entails. Your divorce attorney is a great source for this information and here are some questions to ask him/her:
- What has been your local experience with my type of case?
- What will happen if the judge doesn’t believe anything I say (worst case scenario)?
- What will happen if the judge believes everything I say (best case scenario)?
- How much do you estimate it will cost to complete my case?
- How long do you estimate it will take before my case is complete?
Sure, some of these questions seem obvious and the answers routine but that isn’t the case. There is a lot of practical knowledge to gain from your divorce attorney when you’re asking, for example, about the peculiarities or commonalities of the local courts. What may be frowned upon by family courts in Walnut, Oklahoma may be commonplace in the family courts of Los Angeles, California. The same is true of costs – divorce in LA may cost upwards of $20,000 while the Walnut divorce may cost less than half that amount. It’s important to have this knowledge if you are seeking a divorce and your attorney should know the answers to your questions.
What other questions would you ask your divorce attorney? Ask us and we may be able to answer them!