We recommend creating a list of questions to ask your divorce lawyer at your first meeting. This will allow you to keep the focus on the most pressing legal issues in your case without being distracted by the emotional issues. Some appropriate questions to ask are:
☑ What is your fee structure (hourly consultative rate, retainer, fixed fee)?
☑ How much can I expect to pay in attorney, paralegal, and expert fees for the duration of the case?
☑ What is your area of expertise?
☑ What courts and geographic areas do you normally work in?
☑ What are my options regarding custody?
☑ What are my options regarding spousal and child support?
☑ What can I expect regarding division of property?
☑ Do you generally settle or litigate your divorce cases?
☑ Do you participate in mediation or collaborative practice?
☑ What information will I need to provide to you to get started?
☑ How long do you expect my case to take?
☑ How will you communicate with me and provide updates on my case?
☑ Do you use dtour.life?
There are countless more questions for you to ask as your case progresses, but these will provide you with an excellent foundation to begin managing your divorce case with your attorney.