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Top 5 Issues When Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

By Christopher Coble, Esq. | Last updated on
Some of us may be embarrassed about the personal nature of a divorce; some of us may think we can take care of everything ourselves; and some of us may have heard some unsavory things about divorce lawyers. No matter your reasons, you might be thinking of handling your divorce on your own, without legal advice. But there are a lot of reasons why that might be a bad idea.

Here are the biggest questions and tips when it comes to hiring a divorce lawyer, because the issues at stake are too big to take on by yourself.

1. 5 Things a Divorce Lawyer Can Do (That You Probably Can't)

If you're still not sure why you need a divorce attorney, here a five big reasons, from negotiating with your ex and his or her attorneys to calculating child and spousal support. And there may be legal issues arising in your divorce that you might not have spotted that an experienced lawyer can handle for you.

2. 5 Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer During the Initial Consultation

Once you made the decision to hire a divorce lawyer, you need to make sure you hire the right divorce lawyer for you. So how do you figure that out? By asking the most important questions during your consultation, and getting the answers that you need (even if they're not the answers you may want).

3. 5 Tips for Choosing Your Divorce Lawyer

You're going to need a divorce lawyer that you trust, and one that you can work with. You need to know that an attorney is looking out for your best interests -- one whose legal insights you respect and who will also respect how you want your divorce handled. Find out how to make sure that happens.

4. When to Get a Second Lawyer's Opinion for Your Divorce

Is your first lawyer's advice not sitting right with you? That's OK! Don't be afraid of consulting another lawyer to see if your feelings are justified. You probably didn't get married to the first person you ever went on a date with, so it may take some looking to find the best divorce attorney for you.

5. How Much Does a Divorce Lawyer Cost?

As with anything else, you get what you pay for. But that doesn't mean that the most expensive divorce attorney is the best choice for you. Lawyers' fees can vary depending on a slew of factors, so find out what to look for when planning for divorce costs.

The best way to find out if a divorce lawyer is right for you is to talk to them in person -- contact a local divorce attorney today.

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