Avoid making an impulsive decision when hiring a divorce lawyer. Hiring a divorce lawyer without careful deliberation, although it is understandable, it is a poor decision. Your choice of divorce lawyer will directly effect the outcome of your case.
Obviously, if you want the best outcome, you need to hire the best lawyer. Great lawyers are out there, you just have to know how to find them and then once you find them, you have to have sufficient to acknowledge that you found one. Here are 14 criteria of a great lawyer.
Criteria #1 – he has a solid reputation for being punctual for meetings and court appearances.
Criteria #2 – he has a solid reputation…period.
Criteria #3 – he has an understanding of your situation and tries every possible action.
Criteria #4 – he displays tenacity.
Criteria #5 – he has both academic credentials and court room experience.
Criteria #6 – he does not appear to be soft spoken or timid.
Criteria #7 – his services are reasonably priced.
Criteria #8 – his past and existing clients say he does great work.
Criteria #9 – he does not hesitate to give references from past and current clients.
Criteria #10 – he is a straight shooter (not afraid to tell you the cold hard truth).
Criteria #11 – he is open minded.
Criteria #12 – he provides you with a definite plan of action.
Criteria #13 – he returns phone calls within a reasonable time.
Criteria #14 – he gives full attention to your case and does not entertain other clients when it is your time.