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Top Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer

By Sheryl Rentz on December 16, 2014

There’s no doubt that your mind is going a mile a minute if you are facing a divorce. There’s a lifetime worth of responsibilities, possessions and memories to unravel on top of the confusing, overwhelming emotions you must be experiencing. But when the time comes to choose your representative in the split, it’s important to suss out the average from the exceptional. The outcome, and your future, will depend on it.

Even if this is not your first time meeting a lawyer, it’s important to ask plenty of questions during your consultation and to be prepared ahead of time. In the moment, it may be easy to forget to ask some of the following:

What is your specialty? Some firms cover a wide range of practice areas, which may mean that the lawyers have less experience with your type of case. It is in your best interest to ask if your potential attorney specializes in family law and divorce, and has experience with local family law courts.

What do you think is the best strategy for my case? Based on an initial consultation, a knowledgeable attorney can evaluate your particular circumstances and give you an idea of what to expect. While a reliable lawyer will not make any promises or guarantees about the outcome or time frame, they will have experience with similar cases to draw on when creating a plan of action.

What are the expected costs and how can I minimize them? The overall cost of your divorce will depend on a wide range of factors, however, a responsible divorce lawyer should be able to give you a clear picture of the financial expectations, especially those related to attorney fees. S/he can also advise you on how to keep the costs as low as possible.

To speak with a compassionate and dependable divorce lawyer in Philadelphia, please do not hesitate to call (866) 290-6262. At the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, we are here to guide you through this difficult period as efficiently as possible.

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