Finding Legal Representation for Divorce Proceedings

by | May 3, 2013 | Lawyer

Divorce cases can be difficult and protracted matters.  They take months to process through the court system and even in cases without a lot of assets or much of a dispute about the children, both parties can take a long time agreeing to certain terms and conditions and reaching a settlement.  Because of the emotional issues involved and the complexity of family law, many people will choose to hire an attorney to assist them.  Often a case that seems simple at the beginning may become more complex as the case progresses.  For people at the beginning stage of the divorce process, they can simply search for attorneys that advertise that they practice in the area of divorce.  This can be done using the internet, a phonebook, or by simply asking friends or family members if they know a lawyer that handles divorce cases.  At an initial consultation, a divorce lawyer will provide you with an overview of the process, discuss a range of potential fees and costs and answer some questions that you may have.  If you have a case that has already been working its way through the court, you may have more involved issues and you may need a consultation with a divorce lawyer that can answer questions specific to your case or issue.  At this stage, you will want to locate a divorce attorney that has experience with your particular issue.  You will want to do a bit more research in locating a potential attorney that may be able to help you.  The internet is the best way to research law firms and find attorney profiles in order to identify a lawyer that may be able to help you.  If your case has ended but you would like to appeal, you will need to find an attorney that handles appeals as a specific practice area.  The internet is again a good resource but you may also want to contact the state’s lawyer referral hotline as they maintain a database of attorneys that have indicated appeals as an area in which they will accept clients.

Identifying divorce lawyers in Jacksonville that may be suitable for representing you is the first step.  The next step is deciding if the lawyer you have identified is, in fact, a good fit for you and your case.  At the time of consultation you will want to assess whether or not you think the lawyer has the qualities needed.  You will want to consider the attorney’s apparent knowledge of the law and procedures, the lawyer’s experience, considering both the lawyer’s years in practice overall and his or her years practicing family law, consider your rapport with the lawyer, consider the attorney’s fees and consider if you can see yourself working with the attorney for many months into the future.

Many divorce lawyers in Jacksonville have websites with a lot of useful information about their law firms and the lawyers that work there.  By taking the time to view lawyer websites and read lawyer profiles, you will be able to find the most appropriate divorce attorney for your case.  Cameron Baker & Associates, P.A. invites you to view our website to see if we might be able to assist you with your divorce proceeding.

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