If you plan to seek for a divorce from your spouse or has been served with a divorce notice it is important that you immediately seek legal counsel. There are a number of divorces San Diego attorneys that you can seek help from.
Tips and Guidelines
Discussed herein are tips and guidelines when looking for divorce San Diego lawyers.
1. Find out the legal fees involved. Divorce is expensive and as such you need to ask your lawyer to make clear all the fees involved so as to know if you will be able to afford it or not.
2. What experience does the lawyer have in family law, particularly divorce? Laws pertaining to divorce cases change with time in order to accommodate all parties involved. Chances are what your attorney learn at the law school has evolved into something else. There are tricks and intrigues that are involved in a divorce case that can only be learnt with years of experience. Ask the lawyer the number of cases that he/ she have handled in the past. In addition, there are certain twists involved in the cases such as child custody, property division and alimony and as such the attorney needs to have experience so as to know how to go about the issues.
3. Ask for references. In case the divorce attorney that you want to use was not given to your by a colleague or friend or family member it is important to inquire from them the names and contact details of clients who they handled their cases in the past. This will enable you to find out if the attorney has what it takes to see you successfully through the divorce proceedings. Nonetheless, it is important to understand that this kind of information will only be availed to you upon the consent of the client.
Whereas some lawyers may feel offended by such requests that should not bother you as you will also do the same when hiring someone to look after your children. Other than client references, you can check for the lawyers competency by doing a search at the state Supreme Court Offices or the American Bar Association website.