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Do’s & Don’ts of Choosing a Divorce Lawyer December 30, 2019

Fitzgerald, Ben Hill
Do’s & Don’ts of Choosing a Divorce Lawyer, Fitzgerald, Georgia

One of the most crucial decisions you need to make when seeking to dissolve your marriage is to choose the right divorce lawyer. During this challenging time, you need someone capable of protecting your rights and your future. Below are some aspects to keep in mind when selecting an attorney that's best for you and your situation. 

Do:

Take the time to interview attorneys. 

Interviewing potential attorneys can be daunting and tiresome, but it helps to ensure your divorce can proceed as smoothly as possible. Every divorce lawyer is different, and it's smart to have a list of options you can review later on. Ideally, you should talk with at least three lawyers, then see which firm’s approach, credentials, and personality you like best. Ask about their specialization, experience, rate, and the types of clients they usually represent. 

Hire an attorney who makes you feel comfortable.

divorce lawyerUnderstand that working with a divorce lawyer requires you to share details about your private life, so choose someone you feel comfortable speaking to. If your potential counsel makes you feel uneasy, move on to the next candidate. Don't select someone who is condescending, insensitive, impatient, arrogant, or who appears too busy to focus on your case. They should be happy to answer any and all questions that you may have throughout the process. 

Don't:

Forget your goal.

A divorce might make you feel emotionally vulnerable, and your lawyer should help you focus on what you want to achieve at the end of the whole process. Keep the communication lines open and constant with your divorce lawyer so you can work together to ensure the case stays on track. 

Immediately believe guarantees.

You may come across lawyers who are better at telling clients what they want to hear than actually helping them win the case. Be skeptical when a potential lawyer immediately makes promises about the money you will get or the success of your custody case. There are no guarantees in divorce, and it's highly unlikely an attorney can predict the case's outcome, especially if they don't have all the information about your circumstances. 


Ending a marriage is an extremely difficult situation. You need a compassionate divorce lawyer who fully understands your case and has a concrete plan on how to help you accomplish your legal goals. Paulk Terrence J Attorney At Law in Fitzgerald, GA, is dedicated to giving first-rate legal advice and skillful representation to clients when it comes to divorce and family law, personal injury, and workers' compensation. Call them today at (229) 423-8783 to inquire about their services, or visit their website to get in touch with them online.

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