Charleston Divorce Lawyer

Most people will hire only one attorney in their life and sadly that will most probably be a divorce attorney. It isn’t an easy task to choose your divorce attorney, but it is important to take the time to choose the right one. We have made a list of 6 important things you should look for in your divorce lawyer. We hope this list will help you make the right choice. (Of course we are hoping you contact us!)
1) Family Law/Divorce Case Experience
You should look for an attorney with extensive family law experience. Attorneys, like physicians, have a speciality, an area of expertise. Your divorce attorney should be an expert in his field. You also want to choose an attorney who has court experience, since some divorce cases do end up in front of a judge.
2) Location
If meeting in person with your attorney is important for you, as it is for most people, make sure you choose an attorney whose office is close to you. Being able to meet your attorney to work on your case will deepen your understanding of your situation and make you feel in control. When possible, choose a lawyer with a local office.
3) Simple Terms and Clear Explanations
Your attorney should be able to communicate with you in plain English, without using complicated legalese. He should make sure that you understand the details of your own case. Some attorneys are great legal minds, but they cannot convey complex notions into simple terms to their clients. Also look for an attorney who is willing to take the time to answer all your questions.
4) Respect
You should feel respected and valued by your attorney. Choose an attorney who makes you feel comfortable. If your case is to stretch over a long period of time, you will have to meet several times with your attorney and will need to develop a good relationship with him.
5) Paralegal Support
There is nothing wrong with hiring an attorney who works alone, but when a lawyer has the backing of a firm, big or small, he can concentrate on his job and leave some clerical work to his paralegals. An attorney working for a firm will also be able to consult with his associates, some more experienced than he is.
6) Style
Divorce cases can be acrimonious, and they can be cooperative. You may want to hire a divorce attorney who has an aggressive style and who is going to fight to get you what you want, or you may want to hire someone who is a calm negotiator and who will make sure the tone of the discussions stays harmonious. In both cases, the style of your attorney will be important. When speaking with prospective attorneys, let them know what you expect of them and what style of legal representation you are looking for.
We hope these few points will help you find the attorney who is right for you. Divorce can be stressful, and it is important that you have a trustworthy and experienced attorney by your side.