Questions to Ask When Seeking a Divorce Lawyer’s Help

By The Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC on November 3, 2014

If you’re considering divorce, choosing an attorney should be approached carefully. You do not have to hire the first lawyer you meet. Instead, look for an attorney with whom you feel comfortable working and who “fits” well with your needs and concerns.

Many people who seek the help of an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer have never worked with an attorney before. It’s natural to have questions, and it is a good idea to ask about your most pressing concerns. Some questions you might ask an attorney include:

  • Do you specialize in divorce and family law? Family law covers very different concerns than other areas of law, and as such, it often operates in ways that are unique to the legal system. An attorney who specializes in family law will understand the special rules that apply and be familiar with the workings of local family law courts.
  • What is your strategy for my case? How long do you think it will take to resolve my case? Most experienced attorneys will warn you that they cannot guarantee a particular outcome or time frame, since much of what happens in a divorce case depends on the actions taken by your spouse, your spouse’s attorney, and the courts. However, an experienced attorney will be able to draw on knowledge gained in similar cases to give you a general idea of what to expect.
  • What do you estimate this case will cost? How can I help to minimize costs? The final cost of your case will depend on the level of conflict involved. Experienced lawyers, however, can often give you advice on how to control costs and resolve the case more quickly.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC are dedicated to resolving their clients’ matters as quickly and cost effectively as possible, while maximizing the legal outcome.

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