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The Divorce Process Part 2

| June 18, 2012
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As a financial professional, when I meet with my clients who are thinking about going through a divorce, I try to advise them on what to look for when they are interviewing an attorney to work with them on their divorce.

-First of all they have to decide between mediation, collaboration or if they will each have their own representation.  In the South Windsor area, I can recommend different attorney's to speak with who can work with a client in each of these areas.

Do not rush finding your attorney.  Take the time to find the right one for you.  It is typically not a good idea to use an attorney who is a friend of the family or related to you.  if you chose someone who has emotional or financial ties to you or your spouse you cannot be sure that you are getting advice that is in your best interest.

Don't necessarily use the lowest priced attorney.  They could make costly mistakes or take longer to prepare your documents.  On the other hand a higher priced divorce attorney does not mean a better divorce attorney.

You should feel good about the attorney you choose...that you an relate to them and that they empathize with you.  Find an attorney that is not threatened by you taking an active role in the process and will allow you to get involved.  After all, you are the one getting divorced. 

This material is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified attorney.
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