You have made the decision to file for divorce. This is never easy, but once the decision is made, the next step is finding a divorce attorney who is right for you. The process of finding the best California divorce attorney can seem overwhelming, but there are some steps that you can take to streamline the process and make it as simple as possible. To learn more about the wide range of legal services offered to our clients navigating a divorce in the Pasadena area, call or contact the experienced divorce attorneys at Kearney Baker today to schedule a consultation.
Start With Personal Referrals and Online Research
One of the best ways to begin a list of potential divorce attorneys is to ask friends and family for personal referrals. Have they, or someone they know, used a divorce attorney that they would recommend? If so, add that attorney to your list of potential lawyers for your case. After asking trusted friends and family for referrals, do research online to find highly rated divorce attorneys in your area. Look at firm websites as well as third party rating websites for reviews and referrals of quality divorce attorneys in your area.
Narrow the List
Once you have created a list of potential lawyers for your California divorce, the next step is narrowing the list. Remove any lawyers that are not in your immediate geographic area. If you have special circumstances in your case, such as navigating a high net worth divorce, remove any attorneys that do not advertise experience in that area. If something does not sit right with you about a lawyer, remove them from the list. Once the list of potential attorneys is narrowed, the next step is scheduling interviews with the attorneys that remain.
Your interview with a lawyer is your chance to learn as much as possible about them and their practice in order to determine whether they are the best fit for you and your case. Come in prepared for the interview with a list of questions that you want to know about their practice. How much experience do they have? Will they be personally handling your case? What is their track record at trial? Do they have experience with divorce mediation and other alternate dispute resolution methods? What is their fee structure, and more? This is your opportunity to also learn more about the attorney as a person. You want to hire a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable and can trust with the personal details of your divorce case. After the interviews, you can choose the lawyer who is the best fit for you.
Call or Contact Our Office Now
If you would like to learn more about how the knowledgeable California divorce attorneys at Kearney Baker can assist in your case, call the office or contact us today to schedule a consultation.