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Tips For Choosing A Family Law Attorney

Choosing the right family law attorney during your divorce is important, as they’ll be by your side through the entire process, helping you reach the best possible outcome. More so, the right family law attorney can mean the divorce process moves more smoothly, but in order to pick a divorce lawyer that works for you, you need to know what to look for!

In today’s blog post, The Law Offices of Michael D. Miller Jr. is sharing a few tips to keep in mind while you are choosing a family law attorney. Continue reading to learn more, and if you’d like to schedule a consultation in Chandler, contact us today.

Take Your Time

You don’t want to rush the process of finding a family lawyer, so you should start looking as early as possible for one that fits your needs. You may really like the lawyer you find, but after spending more time with them, realize that they’re not actually a good fit. Make sure you have enough time to gain trust and rapport with the lawyer you’re hiring so that you can rely on them through the stressful process of getting a divorce.

Know What You Want

Before you hire a family law attorney, consider the alternatives to going through divorce court. Not every separation requires a divorce lawyer, and you may be able to hire a divorce mediator to help you negotiate the terms of your divorce. Our law office also provides mediation services, so if you haven’t looked into this divorce alternative yet, we’d be more than happy to talk with you about your options.

Talk With At Least Three Divorce Attorneys

Choosing a family law attorney is a big decision, and not all lawyers are the same. Find at least three attorneys that you think may be a good fit and meet with them before deciding. You’ll need to find attorneys that specialize in the type of divorce you’re looking for. For example, our law firm specializes in high-net-worth divorce and divorce among tech professionals. The ideal divorce attorney has the legal knowledge you need as well as great communication and problem-solving skills.

When you meet with the divorce lawyer, ask about their experience and specialization, as well as their typical client. You should also ask about their rates and any fees that they charge, such as a retainer fee. Don’t waste your time with a family law attorney that doesn’t fit your budget. Your initial consultation should be free, so make sure you get the information you need to make an informed decision!

Look for Warning Signs

As you’re meeting with potential divorce lawyers, be on the lookout for red flags that you show that the lawyer isn’t right for you. A red flag could be something as small as not feeling comfortable with the attorney to something larger, like the attorney discussing the particulars of another of their client’s cases. If they’re not willing to be confidential with other people’s personal information, they’ll likely share your information as well. You want a divorce lawyer with strong ethics and a good reputation. Other red flags include taking a long time to get back to you, being distracted during the meeting, and not giving you the attention you deserve.

Michael D. Miller Jr. prides himself on being personal and accessible, and he is one of very few experienced family law attorneys in Chandler who answers calls directly on his cell phone. He is honest and always strives to do what is best for you and your family. If you’d like to schedule a consultation, contact our family law firm today.

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Remember that while your divorce lawyer should listen to your needs, that their role is to help you navigate the legal process, not process your anger, frustration, or pain. While we care deeply about our clients here at The Law Offices of Michael D. Miller Jr., we believe that the best use of your money and our time is to be realistic about the services we offer you.

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Michael D. Miller Jr. has nearly 40 years of experience working in family and divorce law. Know that if you choose to work with Mr. Miller, you are getting help from a family law attorney that will always put your best interests first. If you think that working with The Law Offices of Michael D. Miller Jr. may be right for you, schedule a consultation.