When going through a divorce and seeking legal representation, it is important to remember that you do not have to retain the first attorney you speak with. Selecting the right attorney to guide you through your divorce is one of the most significant decisions you will make. That is why searching “divorce lawyers near me” on Google may not always be the best approach to finding a divorce lawyer who can cater to your needs. Instead, it is recommended that you conduct thorough research, either through word of mouth or online, and interview lawyers to determine if they can handle your specific situation.

To better help you prepare for these meetings, in the below blog post, we will review some questions you should consider asking a divorce attorney before hiring them. 


Experience Questions

  • Are divorces a part of the practice, or do you specialize in divorces? 
  • How long have you been handling family law cases?
  • How many divorce cases have you handled?
  • How many cases were you able to settle out of court?

Case-Specific Questions

  • How long do you think it will take to resolve my case?
  • What is your strategy for my case?
  • Are you familiar with the judges in the local family courts?
  • Do you have a heavy caseload?
  • Will I be able to receive copies of all the documents filed with the court?
  • Will you keep me well-informed of all the developments in my case?
  • Will you ask my opinion before planning a specific strategy?
  • Do you prefer mediation or heading to trial?

How They Handle Clients

  • How long will it take you to respond to any questions I have?
  • How can I get ahold of you if there is an emergency?
  • Are you available via email or phone?
  • Will anyone else in the firm be working on my legal case?
  • Can I meet with the others handling my case?

Their Fees

  • How much will you charge to handle my case?
  • What is your hourly rate?
  • Do you charge for the time spent working with other legal professionals in your office?
  • Is there a retainer?
  • Are there other costs involved in the case? 
  • Will I be responsible for paying these other costs?
  • Is there a way to cut down on any of these costs?
  • If my case goes to trial, will there be extra fees?
  • Will you provide me with a contract that outlines all of these fees?
  • Will you provide me with an itemized billing statement?

Contact Rice Law To Learn More About Our Firm and Team

Divorce is a significant decision in one’s life and should not be taken lightly. For these reasons, it is crucial to find a competent and proficient divorce lawyer who can represent your best interests, address your questions, and prioritize your emotional well-being. 

If you are looking for a divorce attorney in Maryland and want further information about the process or want to discuss your specific situation in more detail, contact Rice Law today and speak with our team.

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