Questions to Ask a Prospective Divorce Attorney

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Getting the Information for a Good Decision

When you are considering a divorce, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing an attorney. It can be difficult to know what questions to ask, but it's crucial that you get all the information you need before making a decision. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the questions you should ask a prospective divorce attorney.


You will want to ask questions about the attorney's experience, specifically with cases like yours. How many years have they been practicing law? Do they usually represent people who are going through a divorce? What is their success rate? Make sure you feel comfortable with the amount of experience your prospective attorney has.

Cases They Handle

You should also ask questions about what kinds of cases the attorney typically takes on. If you have a complex divorce case, you will want an attorney who is experienced in handling those sorts of cases. You should feel confident that your prospective attorney will be able to represent you well and give you the best chance at a successful outcome.


Of course, you will want to ask questions about fees before hiring an attorney. Most attorneys will charge an hourly rate, so you will want to ask about that. You should also find out if the attorney requires a retainer fee. Be sure to ask about what other costs you may incur during the course of your case.

You should also ask questions about how the attorney likes to be paid. Some attorneys prefer to be paid at the end of each month, while others prefer to be paid at the end of the case. Find out what will work better for you and make sure you are comfortable with the arrangement.


Finally, you should ask questions about communication. You will want to know how often you can expect to hear from your attorney and how they prefer to communicate (phone, email, etc.). You should also find out how quickly the attorney usually responds to questions and requests.

Make sure you are comfortable with the communication style of your prospective attorney. You should feel like you can easily get in touch with them when you need to and that they will keep you updated on the status of your case.

Get In Touch

When you're ready to begin the process, reach out to the team at Levine Law Center LLC. We're ready to help answer your questions and direct you in the way you need to go.

Learn more about how we can help or schedule a consultation by calling (503) 433-8340 or by visiting our website.

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