1. How many family law cases have you handled?
Knowing that your attorney is far beyond experienced in family law is extremely important. You want to know that you are not just a handful of people they have assisted in the divorce process, because if this is the case you may want to consider finding other representation.
2. What is your strategy for my case?
You should know what the plan is far before your lawyer begins to negotiate with your spouse or your spouse’s attorney. Staying in the loop from the beginning is the best way to ensure you get exactly what you want.
3. How do I get ahold of you if there is an emergency?
Should something come up out of the blue, you should know you can reach your attorney for advice and general support. If they are not going to be available to you at all times, you might want to consider finding someone who will be.
4. Will anyone else in your office be working on my case?
This has to do with staying informed. You need to know all those who are going to have a hand in your case. After all, this is your life and it is not something to be taken lightly. You need to know you can trust everyone on your family law team.
5. What is your up-front retainer?
Retainers are a normal part of hiring an attorney. Just be sure that you are not being taken advantage of. Call around to other offices to find out what other local lawyers are charging so that you can compare your attorney’s retainer price to theirs.