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If you are considering divorce, it is important to work with an Illinois divorce lawyer that can help you through the process. Many people find that they have to meet with a few divorce lawyers before finding the one that is right for their case.
To help you narrow down your list faster, and to ensure you find the lawyer that is a good fit, it is important to prepare for your initial consultation. This may include bringing any relevant documents, such as financial statements, as well as a list of questions you want to ask. In addition to any questions you may have about the specifics of your case, below are some additional questions you should ask.
Family law encompasses many different factors. A divorce case involves more than just ending a marriage. Divorce lawyers have to understand every aspect of divorce, including child custody and child support, property division, and more. A lawyer that focuses on family law will know all the ins and outs so they can appropriately advise on your case.
Just because a family lawyer specializes in family law does not necessarily mean that they have the experience needed for your case. Likewise, an attorney that does not have extensive experience also does not automatically make them a bad lawyer. Inexperienced attorneys may be helpful if your case is very simple and only requires enforcement of a judgment order. However, if your case involves complex property division issues or other complicated matters, you want an attorney that has several years of experience handling those types of cases.
There is no one payment structure that is the right one for all lawyers. Still, it is important that you understand what a lawyer will charge to take your case. Do they charge a flat fee, or do they charge an hourly rate? Do they charge for correspondence, and do they work with a paralegal that charges a lower price for performing certain duties? All of these questions are important so you have an idea of what fees you will incur over the course of your case.
No two divorce cases are exactly the same, and you should always ask what you can expect to happen in yours. If you have children, for example, you will have to deal with custody issues, or a lawyer may advise that you can seek spousal maintenance. A lawyer will advise on all the possible aspects of your case, so you will know what to expect beforehand.
When going through a divorce, you will have many questions. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, our dedicated Hinsdale family lawyers can answer all of them, and advise on every aspect of your case. Call us today at 630-920-8855 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and to obtain the sound legal advice you need.