4 Essential Questions to Ask a Divorce Attorney

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From getting to know your attorney, to getting quality perspective on the process and details, these questions can help you be better prepared to make any final decisions and most importantly, making informed decisions. 

Our family law firm is based out of Golden, CO, but these questions are universal, no matter your city or state. 

Professional Experience

Who Are You?

How many years have you been practicing law? Have you specialized in divorce cases throughout your career? These questions help you gauge the depth of the lawyer’s experience in handling divorce cases, which is crucial for navigating the complexities of family law.

Fee Structure

How much will my case cost?

Do you charge by the hour or is my divorce a flat fee rate? When do I pay? Can I structure payments? Attorneys, including family law attorneys, are professionals. They offer their knowledge and expertise in helping you navigate the legal and often complex financial decisions that come during a divorce. However, without a clear understanding of what they charge for these services, you could be left feeling bilked.


Can I contact you directly? 

This question might not apply to everyone going through a divorce. There are situations where a divorcee might be looking for a clear line of communication with their attorney. There are also cases where they don’t mind talking directly with support staff. Whatever your preferences and needs, establishing this early on is key.

The golden question

How long will my divorce take?

A divorce can take weeks, months, or years. It’s impossible to definitely say how long a divorce can take without an attorney delving into the details in a face-to-face meeting with their client. Say you have an ‘uncontested’ divorce but your marital estate consists of substantive assets. That can increase the time it takes to evaluate the estates division, potential alimony, child support, you name it. On the other hand, say you and your soon-to-be-ex are disagreeing over everything, you think you’re in for a whirlwind divorce but then they settle easily. The ifs, buts, and maybes come by the dozens. 

Even if there’s doubt in the air, what these questions help you understand is whether or not an attorney is right for you. If you’re going through a divorce and live in Golden, the Denver Area, or anywhere in Colorado, give our firm a call. We’re here to help you overcome with period and come out stronger than ever.

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