5 Things You Must Know Before Hiring A Divorce Attorney

Before you hire a divorce and family law attorney, here are 5 things you should know:

  1. Do You Need an Aggressive Attorney or Someone Who Will Avoid a Fight?

When it comes to divorce in New Jersey, finding an amicable solution first is often the best approach, but when it’s best to fight for your rights, you want a strong divorce attorney. An attorney with strong courtroom skills who can think on their feet to deliver the right message at the right time is an invaluable asset. Sometimes one sentence can change someone’s life. When you have an attorney who knows how to deliver and land the winning punch in court, you are going to feel good, safe, and protected. Think of a strong family law attorney like a bodyguard, someone like the actor Dwayne Johnson, “The Rock”, he doesn’t go around starting fights but at the same time he will be aggressive and protect you when needed. It feels good to have someone like that on your side when starting your divorce in New Jersey.

  1. Personalized Attention and Service From Your Attorney Can Impact the Outcome of Your Case.

Before hiring a divorce attorney, they should genuinely listen to what it is you need and ask detailed questions. The questions your attorney asks and the quality of your communication could give your team the key information necessary to produce favorable outcomes in court. You may have answers the attorney needs without even realizing it. Again, a successful outcome can sometimes rest on a single point – you want to be understood but you also want an attorney who will not miss anything. An attorney who understands your needs, with strong courtroom skills could think on their feet and deliver the right message at the right time when in front of the judge or in conference.

  1.  An Attorney Familiar With Your Local Courts Can Make a Big Difference.

An attorney with experience working in, and familiar with, the relevant New Jersey courts can help make your divorce a smooth process. Imagine if you asked a friend to attend a professional event. Now imagine a stranger asking the same friend to attend. Who do you think they would choose to attend with? You! They trust you and you know how to present information to them in a way they relate to. In a divorce or child custody case you want to make sure your attorney knows how to represent you effectively. Before retaining an attorney, it is important to know about their experience in the specific court your case will be heard in.

  1. What Size Law Firm is Best For You?

Quality vs quantity – consider the difference between large firms and solo attorneys. A larger firm doesn’t necessarily have more experience, as junior associates may be assigned to cases. On the other hand, a solo attorney may have experience but may be so busy managing their firm and caseload they don’t have the time to devote to individual cases. Typically, mid-sized and large firms have additional management resources freeing up attorneys to focus on clients. A mid-sized boutique firm dedicated to divorce and family law is well-positioned to provide you the best of both worlds. As a mid-sized boutique law firm, Moskowitz Law Group combines the very best aspects of a solo firm and a large firm. This means clients receive individualized attention and an efficient and well-managed experience.

  1. What do Past Clients and Reviews Say About the Attorney?

Check the quality, quantity and ratings of a firms’ reviews in New Jersey, and look at whether the language past clients use reflects the qualities you need in an experienced, effective and compassionate divorce attorney. It’s important to read the attorney’s responses. This will give you a much better picture of the firm you are working with before you hire them.

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