Generally speaking, anyone smart enough to graduate from law school is smart enough to do a good job on your divorce case. However, brain power is by no means the only consideration. Consider the following:
- Will my attorney communicate with me and keep me informed?
- Will my attorney prepare? On television, the best lawyers are usually portrayed as the most flashy and irreverent. In real life, the key ingredient is preparation. A good lawyer is a prepared lawyer.
- Will my attorney listen to me and truly seek to understand where I’m coming from?
- Do I trust my attorney? An attorney may be smart and competent, but he or she will be making many important decisions that can affect your life. Find an attorney you feel comfortable with and in whom you have trust and confidence to make those important decisions.
Many attorneys charge flat rates and arrange payment plans. Shop around.