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Although 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.
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.
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.
It is no secret that divorce is costly and that some of the final price tag includes attorney’s fees. Due to this, you must first determine what you can afford to pay to an attorney, as fees vastly differ from one lawyer to the next. Knowing your budget ahead of time will shed light on what you can afford to pay your lawyer, and how much is too much.
Unfortunately, divorce is very common today and there is a good chance that you know someone that has been divorced in the past. Just like any other purchase you may make, one of the best ways to determine if a divorce lawyer is easy to work with or not is to ask these individuals which lawyer they chose and if they were happy with the process, and their final settlement.
While all of the above tips are important, they are no measure when it comes to how you personally feel about your skilled Hinsdale family lawyer. It is just as important that you feel good about your lawyer, and that you have a good rapport with them. You will tell your divorce lawyer a lot of confidential and personal information, and you must feel comfortable doing so. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, we understand that every divorce case is unique and we take the time to get to know our clients and their specific needs. If you are considering divorce, call us today at 630-920-8855 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation and to learn more about how we can help with your case.