The Top 3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Divorce Lawyer: It’s All About Fit

choosing a divorce lawyer

Divorce is never an easy process, but having a lawyer that’s the right fit can make a significant difference in the success of your family law matter. Choosing a divorce lawyer can be overwhelming… but it doesn’t have to be.

Let’s discuss the top three things you should consider when selecting a divorce lawyer to ensure the best possible outcome for your divorce case.

1. Experience in Family Law

The first thing you should consider when choosing a divorce lawyer is their experience in family law.

Family law is a specialized area that deals with matters like:

An experienced family law attorney will be familiar with the local Florida court system and judges, which can be a significant advantage in your case.

Why is Experience in Family Law Important?

Divorce is a complex legal process that involves many different issues, and it’s essential to have a lawyer who is knowledgeable in this area. An experienced family law attorney will be able to navigate the legal system more efficiently while providing direction and legal advice so you’re comfortable with the outcome of your case.

How Do I Know If an Attorney Has Experience in Family Law?

You can find out about an attorney’s experience in family law by asking them about their past cases in this area. You can also check out their website or online lawyer profiles to see if they have any listed practice areas in family law.

At Vollrath Law, our divorce lawyers have 20 years of combined experience practicing law and our law firm has been helping Florida families navigate legal matters for a decade. You can trust the vast experience our team brings to the table!

2. Communication and Availability

The second thing you should consider when choosing a divorce lawyer is their communication and availability.

Communication is critical in any legal case; you want to ensure your lawyer is responsive and keeps you informed throughout the process. You also want to ensure that your lawyer is available to answer your questions.

Why Are Communication and Availability Important?

Divorce is an emotional and stressful process; having a responsive and communicative lawyer can help alleviate some of that stress. It’s essential to have a lawyer who will keep you informed and provide you with regular updates on your case.

How Can I Determine If a Lawyer Will Communicate and Be Available?

You can determine if a lawyer has good communication skills and is available by scheduling your first meeting with them. During the consultation, you can ask them about their communication style and how they handle client communication.

Here at Vollrath Law, we understand the pressure you’re under during a time that’s likely the most stressful season of your life. We’re dedicated to easing that stress by communicating with you openly and frequently regarding any upcoming deadlines or updates in your case.

3. Personal Fit

While experience, communication, and other qualities are important in a divorce lawyer, there’s something to be said about personal fit. Divorce is a personal matter, and you want to make sure your lawyer is someone you feel comfortable working with. Choosing a lawyer who you feel understands your needs and goals and is aligned with them is essential.

Why is Personal Fit Important?

Divorce is a sensitive and personal matter, and you want to have an attorney who is supportive and empathetic. Choosing a lawyer who understands your needs and goals can help ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

How Do I Know If a Lawyer is a Good Personal Fit?

Scheduling a consultation with an attorney and sitting down for a conversation can go a long way in determining if they’re the right fit. You can ask them about their approach to divorce cases during the consultation and understand their personality and communication style.

We pride ourselves on being compassionate, understanding, and approachable here at Vollrath Law. That means we aim to understand you and your goals for the case instead of pushing you in a direction you may not want to go.

Our law firm is all about family, and we know how difficult divorce can be for one. That’s why we go the extra mile to ensure you’re comfortable and confident with the strategy for your divorce case.

Contact the Oviedo, FL “Sisters in Law” Today

Choosing a divorce lawyer is an important decision, and it’s essential to consider the experience, communication style, and personal fit of your attorney. Considering these three factors can ensure your divorce case is handled efficiently, effectively, and with as little stress as possible.

Contact us today at Vollrath Law. We’d love to sit down with you and discuss your divorce case, your goals, and how we can help you through this trying time.

Author Bio

Stephanie Vollrath is an Owner and Partner of Vollrath Law, a Florida estate planning law firm she founded in 2013. With more than seven years of experience in investments and financial advising and 13 years practicing law in Florida, she represented clients in a wide range of estate planning cases. Her practice areas include wills, trusts, guardianship, probate, and other estate planning matters.

Stephanie received her Juris Doctor from the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and is a member of the Florida Bar and the Seminole County Bar Association.

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