If you are searching for a divorce attorney in Boston let me give you the same advice I would give my potential clients, friends and family.
- Narrow down your search to two or three attorneys and interview them. Most attorneys will call the first meeting a consultation, but it is really an interview because you are hiring them, not the reverse.
- Find the best fit for your situation, goals and personality. Why Personality? While you are not looking to make a new friend in this process, you will need someone you can trust and feel VERY comfortable with. The outcome of your case will determine many aspects of your future and family dynamics, so it is important.
Three Attorneys, Three Different Experiences
Overall, assuming all three attorneys are equally experienced, will your experience with each attorney be the same? Absolutely not.
Some attorneys may be too aggressive against your ex, and that may or may not be in your best interests. Others may be too easy-going. When you meet with the attorney face to face, you will know if they are a good fit for your situation.
What about the ratings?
Don’t get too lost in the ratings and stars on the lawyer websites. The stars don’t always align with your situation. However, those websites can be useful to help narrow down to a few attorneys if you do not have any recommendations from a close friend or family member. One reputable site we prefer is Avvo.
Take Your Time
It is very important to take the time and interview your potential attorneys to be 100% certain. Your attorney will be in the ring with you – and it is important that you trust them and feel like a team. Interview as many attorneys as it takes. It took a lot of time and work to build your marriage and family – so the same time and effort should be put into a healthy and smart transition onto your next chapter.
If you need some ideas on what questions to ask your divorce attorney during an interview, feel free to click here.
Attorney Amy Saunders, Esq.
Law Office of Hanson & Saunders
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