05 Oct How to Hire a Divorce Attorney
Indianapolis Family Law Blog: Questions to Ask When Hiring a Divorce Attorney
You’ve made the decision to get divorced. Or maybe you’re just thinking about it and want some advice. Either way, you need an experienced attorney to provide advice and guidance. But how do you choose a divorce attorney? Many people have never had to hire a lawyer and may not know what questions to ask or where to start.
One of the first things you want to ask is how much experience the attorney has in handling divorce and family law matters and how long they have been practicing law in general. It’s not to say the newer attorneys aren’t capable, but having an attorney who has worked in many different courts, with different attorneys and has seen a lot issues can be a huge benefit when a new issue arises in your case.
Next, you want to ask how the attorney tends to approach a new divorce or family law case. Some attorneys want to be aggressive and litigate every issue. Other attorneys tend to favor mediation and more collaborative approaches to resolving cases. You’ll want to find an attorney who is willing and able to handle the case in a way that you will be comfortable with throughout the process.
Along with their approach to resolving cases, you’ll want to know how the attorney handles communication. Will they be available to answer questions? Will you only ever be able to speak to their assistant? It’s important to have a lawyer who will be available to discuss your questions and concerns and will be responsive to opposing counsel.
At Chambers Law Office, we approach every case individually. Some cases come to us with parties that have already tried mediation and in those cases, we will be ready to litigate. Other clients want a quick resolution without having to go to court, and in those cases, we will work diligently with opposing counsel to resolve the issues without litigation. It’s important to us that our clients are informed on how the case is proceeding and they participate in making certain decisions while we work to resolve the matter.
We also understand that clients want to be kept informed on the progress of their case. That’s why our attorneys strive to respond to client questions as quickly as possible and our staff is always happy to provide updates. We know that when you are dealing with a life-changing situation like divorce, it’s all you can think about, and we strive to take some of that stress away by being responsive and working collaboratively with our clients.
Our experienced divorce attorney, Katie Kawiecki, provides exceptional representation to every client. If you have questions about divorce, child custody, child support, or any other family law matter, contact Chambers Law Office today to schedule a consultation!