Trying. Stressful. Complicated. Re-birthing, and often: painful. All words reminiscent with divorce.
During a divorce, it’s hard to know who to trust or where to turn. Not to mention the fact that most people are not familiar with the legal ins and outs of going through a divorce.
At our family law practice in Vancouver, Washington, our clients often share their nightmarish experiences about the time and money they wasted going through other divorce lawyers before coming to us. After all, the path to a shorter, more affordable and less-complicated divorce involves a competent divorce lawyer that guides you through the process. But how do you know who is the right divorce attorney for you?
Consider these five points when choosing the right divorce attorney for you:
1. Know exactly what you need.
It’s up to you to provide the objectives you would like from the divorce. It’s best to set goals and be prepared with a plan of action.
2. Get to know your attorney.
While every divorce situation will differ, many will require frequent communication with your family lawyer. A friendly, honest, and hassle-free relationship can speed the process up and help achieve good results.
3. Stay consistent.
Always stay on the same page as your attorney. This is why it’s so important to have those clear goals and expectations determined either before you begin searching for an attorney, or during your initial consultation with your attorney. Changes and inconsistency only complicate the process.
4. Be Well-Informed.
Do research on the available family law attorneys in your area by internet, yellow book, or other means. Talk to people in the community or within your network for recommendations on family law attorneys and ideally interview/consult with more than one lawyer. Research your case and familiarize yourself with the process. Knowing what to expect can help alleviate fears and help you make it through the court proceedings.
5. Maintain realistic expectations.
The main objective of divorce is to arrange child custody and divide assets. That’s all. We understand that family court disputes can elicit many feelings in clients, such as anger, sadness, and frustration. However, it is best to keep the private and ugly side of your divorce to yourself so that you can achieve the result you want as quickly as possible.
At the Law Office of Kalkadora Thangkhiew, we specialize in family law, including Washington divorce cases. Our office offers a free first consultation, careful planning, and well-drafted, clear documents. Consult with us if you are considering a divorce, have questions, or if you need to file.