What to Look for in a Divorce Lawyer

It is important to get a good lawyer for a divorce case since this is a legal battle that can hurt you and your children in many aspects. Choosing your divorce lawyer can make or break your case, so do it the smart way by evaluating your choices.

Experienced lawyers are who you should seek as your counsel. Obviously, a good track record for winning previously handled divorce cases would be an indication of the lawyer’s skills and expertise.

Choose a lawyer who takes time to listen well and help you understand complex topics, and not someone who is merely overconfident. If all they can talk about is the monetary gains of the divorce, they are probably not the best attorney for the job. Good lawyers reflect compassion and a sincere desire to help you and your children.

Thoroughness is also a quality you need to look for. The complicated legal documents need to be error-free to avoid getting trumped for technicality or delay.

There are lawyers who charge excessive professional fees and try to lengthen the process to extend the duration of their services. Expensive divorces seem so popular but you can avoid it by asking around from your network of family and friends. Referrals are the best form of rating you can get.

April D. Jones is a family law attorney with over 19 years experience practicing law. She is licensed in both Colorado and California. She practices family law exclusively and is committed to educating her clients. For more information about how April D. Jones and Jones Law Firm, PC can help you with your family law matters, call (303) 799-8155 or contact us here.


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Our team includes attorneys licensed to practice in multiple states including April D. Jones in California, Patrick G. Barkman in Texas, the Cherokee Nation, the Northern District of Texas, and the District of Colorado (United States Court of Appeals 10th and 5th Circuit).