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Choosing the Right Illinois Divorce Attorney For You

 Posted on August 30, 2021 in Family Law Blog

lombard divorce lawyerIf you have decided to get a divorce, the next step is to choose an Illinois divorce attorney. But what makes a good attorney? Out of the myriad of options, how do you know what to look for, or even where to look?

Choosing a divorce attorney is an important part of the divorce process. The right attorney can make the divorce process smoother, less stressful, and will avoid unnecessary delays and mistakes that can cost you valuable time and money. This article discusses the process of choosing a divorce attorney, as well as some of the things you should look for.

Where Should I Search for a Divorce Attorney?

First, begin by speaking with trusted friends and family. If you know anyone who has recently been through a divorce, ask them how they felt about their attorney. You may be surprised to find that some people will even recommend their ex-spouse’s attorney rather than their own, simply because the attorney did such a great job of advocating for their client.

You can also get referrals from other lawyers. For example, if you have an attorney who helps you run your business, they may know a great divorce lawyer who has helped other business clients.

How do I Know if an Attorney is Any Good?

If an attorney is part of a larger firm that handles a particular type of law, such as family law, they are likely to have substantial depth of experience and can draw on a strong network of other attorneys for help.

Check for unsolicited client feedback from online sources, and keep in mind that disgruntled clients are more likely to leave reviews than satisfied clients. If the reviews are almost entirely positive, that is a good sign.

Finally, meet with several attorneys and see how they treat you. Do you feel respected? Heard? How long did it take the attorney to call you back? An attorney who is dismissive or slow to respond at the beginning is unlikely to improve later in the divorce process.

How Do I Know if an Attorney is Right For Me?

During your meetings with the attorneys, it is important to ask questions that will help you determine whether that attorney is right for you. Questions to consider asking include:

  • What are the attorney’s fees and retainer? If a particular attorney is out of your budget, you can ask for a recommendation for another attorney who may be within financial reach.

  • What would their legal strategy be? During a meeting with an attorney, you can explain the basic facts of your base and find out how they would proceed. You may also meet other attorneys at the firm who would be helping with your case.

  • What is their client service policy? Many firms will feel stuffy and formal in order to try to impress clients. You should feel comfortable and welcome in an attorney’s office; if you do not, they may not be the attorney for you.

Speak with a Lombard, IL Divorce Attorney

Divorce is challenging. Having a great DuPage County divorce attorney on your side is crucial. At A. Traub & Associates, we strive to create an atmosphere of trust and straightforward advice so our clients feel comfortable and listened to. We will create a divorce plan based on your personal situation, and will assertively advocate on your behalf to achieve an outcome that works for you. Call us today at 630-426-0196 and schedule your initial consultation.


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