If you are facing divorce, choosing a divorce attorney to represent you is an important decision. It is first important to note that, not all lawyers are the same. Even though a lawyer needs to pass certain tests to be able to practice law, some lawyers possess more skills, communicate better, and care about the success of their client more than others will.
Here are three questions you should ask an attorney before choosing them to handle your legal affairs.
“Do you specialize in divorce?”
When you are sick, who is more likely to give you the answers and treatment you need: a general practitioner or a specialist? The specialist, right? Specialized industries and practices are just as important in the legal field. Sure, you could go to a lawyer that has dabbled in every law practice. But choosing a divorce and family law attorney with 15 years handling family law cases can ensure a special level of prowess, skill, and experience on your side.
“When do you take phone calls? What if I have an emergency?”
When you are paying for someone’s services, you should be able to reach them when something happens, or you have a concern. It’s a sad truth that many lawyers will never attempt to communicate with their clients once they are signed on to the case. A divorce lawyer that cares about his or her clients will make sure that there is open communication and make themselves available when you have a question (and, trust us, questions come up during the divorce process).
“Who will actually be handling my case?”
Many times, an individual looking for an attorney will go to a larger law firm and meet with one of the lawyers there for a consultation. The lawyer will “wow” the client with legal advice and know-how, but as soon as the client signs up, the lawyer passes the case down to someone else that works at the firm. If you were sold on an attorney with skills and a resume that wooed you, you should be able to have the attorney you chose to represent you.
At Ami L. DiLorenzo, P.A., not only do we have 15 years of experience representing divorce and family law cases, but we also provide 24/7 availability and work directly with our clients—no passing you down! If you are facing a divorce in Ocala, call us today for a consultation.