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6 Questions to Ask Your FL Divorce Attorney
During a divorce, you are going to have many questions. It is important to realize that there is no such thing as a wrong question or a silly question. Divorces are emotionally trying and confusing and your attorney completely understands what you are going through.
Your Orlando divorce attorney is there to represent your best interests, and also keep you informed and educated while making sure you understand the divorce process.
There are some questions you should ask an attorney right away so you can better understand your case, but also how that attorney works.
Questions to Ask Your FL Divorce Attorney
The following are questions to ask a prospective attorney or your existing divorce attorney before making any decisions to move forward. These questions include:
What is your strategy for my case? Every attorney has a different strategy, and depending on the circumstances of your case, your attorney may have to do something other than the norm. Asking about the strategy provides you with insight as to what you can expect during your divorce – and whether or not your attorney expects the case to go to family court or resolve out of court.
Who else will work on my case? While you may initially meet with an attorney, there may be other individuals in the office handling your case (such as a paralegal, secretary, or another partner). Ask for the names of the individuals that will be handling your case and see if you can meet with them to make sure you are comfortable working with them.
What costs do you expect for this case? Some divorce lawyers charge a flat rate, while others require a retainer and hourly fee. You need to get upfront pricing on your particular case so that you know what to expect. If your divorce is amicable, you will pay less than a divorce case that is heard in front of a family court judge.
Can I negotiate with my spouse directly? Some attorneys will strictly prohibit you from negotiating or working out any details with your spouse directly; instead, they will request that all discussions be done through them.
How long will my case take? While it is impossible to accurately predict just how long a divorce case will take, your attorney can give you an estimate of what you are looking at. For complicated divorces, they can go off experience and let you know how long past cases similar to yours have taken.
What other areas of the law do you practice? This is important during your initial interview of potential attorneys. You want to ensure you select an attorney that primarily practices in family law – and does not just dabble in it here and there.
Contact an Experienced FL Divorce Attorney Today
If you are in need of an experienced Florida divorce attorney, contact McMichen, Cinami & Demps today. Our team provides comprehensive divorce representation and are here to help you through this emotionally trying time.