Getting a divorce in Virginia? Have questions on how it works? Here are some tips and questions to ask before deciding which lawyer to hire to handle your divorce. It is important to hire an attorney who is experienced in family law.
If you are military, you don’t want to hire a divorce attorney with no experience in military divorce. If you are wealthy and own your own business, you don’t want to hire an attorney who has never dealt with the intricate financial issues that come with splitting large assets.
In other words, ask the questions you need to ask to make sure an attorney can handle your particular divorce case.
Here are 5 basic questions you should ask a divorce lawyer at your initial consultation. These are obviously not the only questions you should ask. We give you these as a starting point. Once you have answers to these questions, start asking specific ones about your situation and take it from there
How long does it take to get a divorce?
What can you do for me?
What is the difference between joint custody and split custody?
Do you have to go to court for a divorce?
Can you give me an idea on how much my divorce will cost?
Every divorce is unique and many divorce lawyers offer options when it comes to pricing, but any decent lawyer will be forthcoming about what your divorce may cost.
Your best bet is getting these questions answered sooner rather than later. When you consult with an attorney, it’s your opportunity to get it all out there and gain some clarification on your questions.
We’d be happy to discuss questions like these, and any other ones you have! Call to book an appointment with an experienced Virginia Divorce Attorney call 757-486-4529, or complete our online contact form.