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IL divorce lawyerYou have a lot of concerns when going through a divorce, and an Illinois divorce lawyer can help alleviate many of them. Unfortunately, not all divorce lawyers in the state are created equal and some are better than others. So, when you are going through a divorce, how can you tell if you found the right one for your case? You can start by reviewing the five most important considerations below.

Who Will Work on Your Case?

Many divorce lawyers offer free consultations and the chances are good that you may have yours with one of the biggest partners at the firm. Law firms sometimes do this to instill confidence in you that you are working with the most experienced divorce lawyer.

Unfortunately, too many clients soon learn that after that initial consultation, the partner has passed your case off to a paralegal or associate. These individuals are integral to a law firm and while they may help your lawyer during your case, they should never be the ones guiding the big decisions. Always ask if the attorney you consult with will be the one working on your case. If not, it may be time to find a different firm.

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IL divorce lawyerAlthough people going through a divorce in Illinois are not required to work with an attorney, it is always a good idea to get legal advice when going through the process. You do not need just any lawyer, though, you need the lawyer that is right for you. You will feel the impact of the final decisions made in your divorce for some time, so it is important that you work with someone that is right for you and that will work in your best interests. Below are some of the most important tips to follow so you ensure you get the right lawyer for your case.

Decide on the Divorce Process You Want to Use

Many people imagine a long and costly courtroom battle when they head into a divorce. That, however, does not have to be the case. There are many different types of divorce in Illinois, including mediation and collaborative divorces. You must know what type of divorce you want to get so that you choose a lawyer that is familiar with those methods and can help you through the entire process.

Look at Family Lawyers Only

There are many different areas of law, and attorneys are usually specialized in only one or two of them. When you are getting a divorce, a personal injury lawyer that helps accident victims claim compensation is probably not going to be familiar with divorce laws, or the process of getting you the fair settlement you need. Only consider family lawyers when you are getting a divorce. They will understand the ever-changing laws surrounding divorce in the state and on a federal level and will be most familiar with the process.

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