Every happy family is the same, but unhappy families are all different." So begins the novel Anna Karenina by Leonid Tolstoy. The famous Russian's insights may also apply to your divorce. You are going to require a divorce lawyer who understands the individual and unique character of the dissolution of your marriage, although divorce seems all too frequent these days.
A divorce attorney who is skilled in the field must be focused on the individual and different needs of his or her client and understand the behavior of people suing for divorce well. The attorney should also understand the couple's behavior even though they seem to agree completely without arguments that their marriage commitment is ceasing.
Separation or divorce cases happening in New York State and other places generally involve deciding whose right it is to have custody of the children, family assets such as properties and others. They also involve other numerous legal issues that come up as the cases involving divorce continue.
Divorce attorneys often deal with separation agreements, mediation, collaborative divorce which is an alternative to traditional divorce, pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements.
It is important for any divorce lawyer you decide to help solve your case to have a detailed comprehension on how complicated many cases of divorce are. It should be easy for you to tell the level of education and experience achieved by the lawyer. The other qualities to consider when you are considering employing a divorce attorney are the people who work in the lawyer's firm. Those employees should be courteous and compassionate to you always.
Moreover, team members or associates found in divorce attorney offices may include other professionals including appraisers, forensic accountants and psychologists. You must be able to get a feel for how these people operate, possibly talk to them and get access to information regarding their professional credentials.
A New York divorce lawyer must be confident with dealing with clients throughout New York, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Manhattan. Divorce practices usually have a smaller number of attorneys on staff than other law firms. The size of a divorce attorney's practice must not be of much concern in your decision to hire a divorce lawyer.
Divorce proceedings are often sensitive and personal and that's why, it may seem difficult to find out how a certain divorce lawyer has dealt with previous cases. You may be unable to verify whether the lawyer has presented cases successfully or not. However, you can get such information from referrals, previous clients of the lawyer, or from the New York Magazine as it usually impartially lists the practices of the finest lawyers in New York each year.
Whether you like or do not like the legal process and final results of presenting your divorce case, you should still expect to pay for the services offered by your divorce attorney. In the case of a contested divorce case, you will be required to pay the attorney for each hour spent presenting your case. At the same time, if you have an uncontested divorce case, you would be required to pay the fee which you agreed upon before the lawyer took on your case. Divorce lawyers normally have flexible payment plans for their clients.