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The Divorce Process Part 3

| July 13, 2012
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As a financial consultant, when client's ask me about divorce attorneys, I usually give them a couple of questions to ask the attorneys to see if they will be a good fit for them. 

First of all you want to gauge their experience as a divorce attorney.  Find out how many divorce cases that they have handled over the past year and how many they are currently handing.  What percentage of their practice is devoted to divorce?  You do not want to work with an overloaded attorney, who only opens your file at the time you walk into their office.

Ask how you will be charged and what type of expenses that you will be liable for?  Do they need a retainer upfront? Do they think that you can ask for your expenses to be covered by your settlement? 

Find out what is expected from you during the divorce.  See how you can help to keep costs down.

A client of mine who recently went through a divorce asked a lot of questions that needed answers but was not afraid to do a lot of her own research and leg work.  I believed that saved her thousands of dollars in attorney fees. 

If you have any more questions that you think are important to ask the attorney, please let me know. 

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

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