This is another critical part of your divorce case. You will be working closely with your attorney and their office staff. It is important that you feel that you can work well with the attorney. You want to feel comfortable that they can adequately address your concerns and have the knowledge necessary to do so. Many attorneys practice many different areas of law. You want to be certain that your attorney understands the ins-and-outs of divorce law, especially the financial aspects and how to best help you through that part of the process. You also want an attorney who can dedicate enough time to your matter. You do not want to feel like a number in the faceless crowd, waiting to get information or wondering what is going on in your case. You want some assurance that your attorney is working for you and following a clear plan to get you the resources you need to care for your family and yourself in the best way possible. Do not be afraid to ask your attorney tough questions before any representation starts, questions like:
- How much is your retainer?
- What types of cases to you take on?
- How many active cases do you have right now?
- How many new cases will you take on this month?
- Are you going to handle my case, or will it be someone else?
- How long will I wait to get a response to my emails or phone calls?
- What are the issues I need to prepare for in my case?
- What can I do to help prepare my case for the judge?