Posted by Gurjit Srai In Divorce June 7, 2016 0 Comment

A divorce proceeding is a sensitive and very personal matter. It involves divulging your most personal and sensitive information. In order to make a divorce proceed as smoothly as possible, you need to hire a Fresno divorce attorney that is the right fit for both you and your case. In other words, even if you have found the best attorney, you need to also make sure that you feel comfortable around him, trust him, and are able to reveal confidential details about your life throughout the procedure.

Below is a list of questions that you should consider asking during the attorney selection process to help you choose the right attorney to represent you during your divorce matter.

Asking About The Law Firm

You need to know as much information about the attorney as his firm. In most situations, legal cases are not handled by only the attorney that you meet, but rather by his entire team, which may include other attorneys and legal staff.

Some questions you should consider asking include:

1. Can I meet the other attorneys or paralegals who will be working on my case?
2. What type of experience do they have in cases similar to mine?
3. How do I reach you in an emergency?
4. How long does it normally take you to return phone calls from clients?

Asking About The Details of Your Case

The prospective attorney may not have all of the answers to your questions pertaining to details of your case. However, how he answers these questions and his responses should give you a better understanding of whether he is a good fit for you.

Some questions you should consider asking include:

1. Based on the specific facts of my case, how long do you think it will take to resolve my case?
2. Do you suggest any specific strategies to use in planning to resolve my case?
3. Can you make any kind of predictions based on your experience and the details that you have so far about my case?
4. Can you give me advice on how to handle taxes and other financial repercussions from this divorce?

Asking About the Costs

Divorce proceedings can be very costly, so it would only make sense for you to be concerned about the cost of hiring an attorney.

Some questions you should consider asking include:

1. What are your hourly rates for working on my case?
2. What are the hourly rates of the other people in your firm that will be working on my case?
3. Do you require a retainer?
4. Are there any additional costs and charges I should expect?
5. What can I do to keep costs down?
6. How much do you think the total divorce representation will cost me?

Call an Experienced Fresno Divorce Attorney

If you are involved in a divorce proceeding or planning to file for divorce, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced family law attorney to help you learn your legal rights and options with respect to the division of your assets.

For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Fresno family law attorney Gurjit Srai, please call (209) 323-5558 or (559) 449-1447, or complete our online form.