How to Properly Vet a NY Divorce Attorney

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Perform a search engine search or scroll through the yellow pages and you can see the huge number of NY divorce attorneys listed there.  However, these attorneys are not all equal.  By delving further before making a decision on who to hire, you can ensure that you wind up with a NY divorce attorney who will zealously represent your interests.  Here are a few tips to help you vet the options.

Check into the background of the New York divorce attorneys whom you are considering.  Check if they have experience working in family law cases or if they split their time working in other practice areas.  This can get you a better sense of the areas of law in which they may have more knowledge and experience.

Consider the lawyer’s approach.  Some lawyers may be sympathetic by nature while others may be more aggressive.  Make sure that the lawyer is someone who will be able to represent you in a way that you want.  For example, if you are looking for an amicable dissolution of your marriage, a lawyer who is known for intimidation and aggression may not be the most suited for you.

Beware any lawyers who seem to be more interested in fulfilling their own needs than yours.  A lawyer should recommend mediation in many cases as an alternative to expensive litigation.  While litigation may help make the lawyer richer, it has its financial impact on the client.  Your lawyer should always look out for your best interests first.

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