When facing a divorce, one of the most important decisions you initially make is choosing which lawyer to hire? Unfortunately, many people make the wrong choice and the consequences can be disastrous.
Mistake #1: Hiring a generalist versus a specialist.
Solution: When possible, hire a specialist. Ask the prospective divorce attorney whether they specialize in family law. If at least 70 percent to 80 percent of their practice is not focused on divorce and family law issues, you should maybe look elsewhere.
Mistake #2: Hiring a lawyer to represent you solely because they have a reputation of being the “meanest lawyer in town” or they are your “hired gun”.
Solution: Find a lawyer who is a problem solver, can be assertive when the situation requires it, but also compromising when it benefits your short term and long-term best interests. Always hire a lawyer who is fully aware of the many different consequences that the lawyer’s actions have on you, the opposing counsel, the opposing party, the judge and most importantly your family both within the legal system and outside of the legal system.