How can I find a divorce attorney? 11 Answers as of June 26, 2015

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Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
Like finding any other kind of lawyer. You can look online, your Yellow Pages, or your state bar lawyer referral service. Also, friends, relatives, neighbours, who have employed divorce lawyers in the past can give you recommendations, or dis-recommendations.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 6/26/2015
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
There are many good divorce attorneys LawQA has many good ones and the yellow pages.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/26/2015
Law Office of Martin A. Kahan | Martin A. Kahan
You can ask others for referrals, go online, or contact your local bar association for referrals.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/26/2015
Attorney at Law | Aimee C. Robbins
I'm a very qualified divorce attorney with 30 years experience. Go to Findlaw.com or Lawyers.com and do some research.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 6/25/2015
Law Offices of Gerard A Fierro
Law Offices of Gerard A Fierro | Gerard A Fierro
You can consider the attorney's on lawqa.com.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/25/2015
    The Gufford Law Firm, P.A.
    The Gufford Law Firm, P.A. | Joseph Gufford
    Finding a good family lawyer is a complicated task. To make it easier for you, we asked Joseph Gufford, a Florida-based family lawyer to offer guidance. With more than 20 years' experience, Joseph Gufford has handled numerous cases involving such matters as civil litigation, personal injury, and family law. Mr. Gufford offered the following tips: 1.Tap your network: Personal recommendations work best for locating a lawyer right for your family. Find a friend, relative, or acquaintance who knows or has dealt with a family attorney. You can also use online social networks or lawyer-rating services to find an attorney who suits your budget and criteria. 1. Family law cases are not your typical run-of-the-mill cases: Because of the sensitive nature of such cases, family lawyers need to be experienced, trustworthy, and skillful. Make sure that the recommended lawyer understands your situation thoroughly. 2. Talk to your attorney: Mr. Gufford recommends getting to know your lawyer to develop a comfortable working relationship. According to Joseph Gufford, one of the surest ways to get to know your family attorney is to conduct a preliminary interview with him or her. Explain your case and circumstances. See if the attorney asks intelligent questions and seems genuinely interested in your case. If he or she seems disinterested or evasive, then it is best not to continue with that lawyer. 3. Minmize Exposure while your are looking for an Attorney: Avoid conflict with the opposing party and do not let the other party know you are seeking the services of an attorney. Many times people get into problems with their spouse/significant other that results in domestic violence situations, criminal charges, domestic violence injunctions, the moving or hiding of assets and the moving or hiding of children. If there is a domestic violence injunction in place, whether temporary or permanent, do not contact the other part via any means, including contact through 3rd parties. If there is a situation involving law enforcement, try not to be angry or upset. Do not use vulgar profanities or engage in name calling. Do not make unnecessary threats. Do not destroy or deface property or clothing. Do not threaten to hurt the other party's pets. 4. Avoid Price Shopping and Entering into Bad Deals at Mediation- Picking a lawyer to represent you is not like like buying a pair of shoes at the mall, where you look at different stores and then buy the cheapest shoes available. Many people view the picking of a lawyer as getting oil in their car changed., i.e. the cheapest and most convenient place available. Many inexperienced attorneys charge bargain basement retainers in order to get your business. Unfortunately, big mistakes are often made by inexperienced counsel that will cost you thousands of dollars to correct. Doing it right the first time is of utmost importance. Choosing a lawyer with good negotiation and mediation skills is very important. 70-80% of all cases are resolved at mediation, which is a good thing. Do not take the attitude at mediation that it is "my way or the highway". Most cases should be resolved at mediation. Beware of advice at mediation to sign a bad deal with the promise that "we can just fix this later through a modification action". Be advised that many issues cannot be fixed through a modification action, especially equitable distribution issues. In child custody, child support and alimony situations, you have to show a substantial change in circumstances that occurred since the entry of the final judgment.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 6/25/2015
    Provda Law Firm
    Provda Law Firm | Bruce Provda
    You can talk to friends that have hone through the process, you can contact your local bar association for attorneys specializing in the area. When you call an attorney make sure they are experienced in Family Law. Also there are sites such as Lawguru or AVVO where attorneys are listed.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/25/2015
    Mediation Services of Southwest Florida
    Mediation Services of Southwest Florida | Dennis J. Leffert, J.D.
    I recommend you go to the Florida Bar Association, on-line, and look up Certified Family Lawyers in your area. Talk with several to be sure it is a match. You may also talk with friends or work associates to find out if anyone has heard of a really good attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 6/25/2015
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
    The best way to find an experienced family law attorney would be to contact your local county bar association attorney referral program. The attorney referral program has member attorneys in family law.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/25/2015
    Law Offices of Robert Burns
    Law Offices of Robert Burns | Robert Burns
    Check your County Bar Assn. for a referral. Check Avvo.com. Get a recommendation from a trusted non-divorce attorney or friend who has divorced.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/25/2015
    Diane l. Berger | Diane L. Berger
    In my opinion the best way is by asking people you know for referrals.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 6/25/2015
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