What to Expect from Your Divorce Attorney

During your initial consultation with a divorce attorney, it is important to ask questions regarding the handling of your case. The following are some questions you may want to ask to get a feel for the day to day handling of your case before making a decision to hire a divorce attorney:

  • Who will be working on my case? Many attorneys work closely with associates. Ask your attorney if anyone will be assisting him or her on your case and what their experience and qualifications they bring to the job. If an associate will be working on your case regularly, you may want to meet them to put a name with a face. Although the help of an experienced associate is invaluable, ensure that your attorney will be negotiating your case.
  • How will communications be handled during my case? Ask how you will be notified of developments and if the attorney is available to take phone calls to answer questions you may have. It is important that you know what is going on in your case and you should expect to get copies of important papers in a timely manner. Of course, you may have questions as your case progresses, so find out who is the best point of contact at the firm for questions that arise.
  • What is the general plan for a case like mine? After meeting with you to discuss your unique situation, an attorney should be able to give you a general idea of the divorce process and the time it could take. Ask the attorney to briefly speak to an overall plan for your case. Ask them what problems they foresee and if you will have input in the decisions concerning your case. Finally, ask the attorney how much they think the case will cost given the circumstances of your case – see our blog regarding questions to ask about divorce fees.

You should be comfortable with and trust the divorce lawyer you choose. Asking questions during the initial consultation can help you find the right fit in a divorce attorney. See our Wisconsin divorce blogs regarding what questions to ask about experience when hiring a divorce lawyer and what questions you should ask about fees when hiring an attorney.

Contact Experienced Waukesha Family Law Attorneys

Probst Law Offices, S.C. will assist you with your family law concern. Call (414) 210-3135 or send an email for your free, half-hour initial consultation. We will personally and promptly respond to all messages.