Deciding to get a divorce is a very difficult decision. Especially when you have shared your life with a person for years or even decades, getting a divorce means starting over, financial stress, and emotional anxiety. While some divorces can be high conflict and contentious, uncontested divorces are becoming more and more common. With an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse will come to an agreement on all of the issues, ranging from property division to parenting time. Even if you come to an agreement, retaining an attorney is still an important step. There are several tips you can follow in choosing the right lawyer for your uncontested divorce.
First, you will want to talk to your attorney about the fact that you are pursuing an uncontested divorce and make sure your potential attorney is on board with that plan. Different attorneys have different styles and typical strategies. Like litigants, some attorneys are more litigious than others. When trying to decide whether an attorney is the right one to retain for your uncontested divorce, you should make sure your attorney will not derail your plans for an uncontested divorce simply because he or she is typically the type to push for a high conflict case.
Another important issue to discuss before choosing your attorney is how their fees are calculated. It is important to choose an attorney who is transparent about his or her fee schedule. Moreover, you will want to talk to your attorney about what will happen to the fees you have already paid in the event your divorce case turns from uncontested to contested.
Third, you will want to make sure you are comfortable talking to your attorney. Family law involves very intimate details of your life, often delving into highly personal areas. Even with an uncontested divorce, you need to be comfortable sharing your private life with an attorney. If you cannot feel at relative ease sharing these details with the potential attorney, you likely want to look for someone else to represent you.
Finally, keep in mind that even though your divorce may be uncontested, it is still important to retain an attorney. An attorney can help make sure all of your documents are properly completed, filed correctly, and that your divorce proceeds on track. Without an attorney experienced in the area of family law, you could end up wasting time and financial resources.
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