These days, everyone says they are the best. Best doctor, best plumber, and yes, even best attorney. But how do you know if you have found the best divorce attorney for you? It all starts with an honest assessment of what you are looking for in a divorce lawyer and what you hope to accomplish during your divorce. At Benson & Associates, PLLC, we are here to help with all your challenging family law needs. The following are some things to think about when selecting the best lawyer for your case.
Typically, more experienced attorneys can handle complex tasks in a fraction of the time it would take a less experienced attorney. While the hourly “rate” may be higher, the work takes less time, and there is less chance of having to redo something that could have been done right the first time. In this way, it is often more affordable to hire someone with a slightly higher rate in order to get the job done right.
Okay, perhaps no one hires a lawyer because they want a friend, but at a minimum, you want your lawyer to be personable, likeable, and relatable. Depending on how difficult your divorce is, you could be working closely with this person for months. If your case involves child support or custody, you could be relying on the attorney for years to come. You want someone you actually trust and feel comfortable talking to about your most intimate problems.
Some divorce attorneys only handle divorces, meaning they have made their practice solely about terminating marriages. Other attorneys handle a wide range of family law issues, from custody and paternity disputes to child support enforcement and modification. If you just need an uncontested divorce with no assets or children involved, then perhaps it will not matter as much to you. If there are complications on the horizon, however, then you probably want a lawyer who can handle whatever comes up.
In the end, it is more about finding the right lawyer than finding the best lawyer. You want someone who is a good match for you and your case. Do not be afraid to shop around and talk to several attorneys before making a decision. Remember, your divorce is a huge life event, and it should not be taken lightly. If you need help with your divorce case, call Benson & Associates, PLLC today.
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