Choosing a Divorce Attorney? Things To Consider
Scientists have determined that the more choices a person is forced to make, the sloppier their decision making becomes. It’s a phenomenon known as decision fatigue, and it can become a serious problem in high-stress situations that require you to make a lot of choices in a short amount of time.
Divorce is such a situation. In New Jersey, it is not a check-the-box and you’re done sort of thing. It is a month or year-long process that requires you to decide how you and your spouse are going to live the rest of your lives. If you have kids or own a business, you can multiply the decisions you will need to make by a factor of 10.
Fortunately, there is one thing you can do to make the divorce process less stressful — hire an experienced family law attorney to help you answer all the questions you will face. To help you make this important decision, we’ve pulled together a list of the 3 things you should consider when choosing a divorce attorney:
1. Your Goals
2. Their Experience
3. Their Trustworthiness
Begin With the End in Mind
The most critical, but often overlooked step to a successful divorce is figuring out your post-divorce plans. You need to have some sort of realistic endpoint in mind so you know what to fight for, and what tactics to use to win that fight.
The Dalena & Bosch team can help you figure out what will make you satisfied with your post-divorce life, and work with you until you reach that point.
You wouldn’t ask your family doctor to perform open-heart surgery, so why would you consider working with an attorney that does not focus on family law when you need a divorce? Lawyers, like doctors, tend to spend most of their time on specific types of cases. While every lawyer learns the basics in law school, years of practice allow us to hone our craft.
At Dalena & Bosch, we work almost exclusively on family law cases. This allows us to keep up with changing laws and sharpens our legal skill set. Our clients in Morris County and beyond benefit from the deep well of experience we are able to draw on.
Trust Your Gut
In order to get divorced, you are going to have to share the intimate details of your life with your attorney — your financial records, information about your children, your hopes and dreams, and maybe some details about your health. You need to be completely comfortable with the attorney you are working with so you can share this information and be certain that it is going to be used to help your case, not embarrass you or harm you in any way.
Don’t be afraid to trust your gut when you are shopping for legal counsel. If you are not getting good vibes from a particular attorney, don’t be afraid to keep looking.
Choosing a Divorce Attorney
Holding Your Hand When You Need It Most
If you need someone to guide you through a divorce or other difficult family law dispute, please contact our office to schedule a meeting. We are here to listen, support you, and help you make the tough decisions that will allow you to move forward with your life. We will be there to hold your hand when you need it most, before, during, and after divorce.