Because divorce can be contentious, it is extremely important to have a good attorney on your side. Having strong legal representation can be vital during the process—not only to ensure that you are not taken advantage of, but also to ensure that your loved ones’ best interests are protected. At Miller Law Group, P.C., we believe that you should have the resources necessary to help select the right lawyer for your case.
To assist, we have provided some tips on how you can find a good divorce attorney in Massachusetts.
1. Do Your Research
One of the first things you should do is research potential lawyers. There is a wide range of legal organizations that regularly recognize attorneys for their legal accomplishments, as well as their skills and experience. You can check their websites in order to learn more about an attorney you may be considering. You can also ask for referrals from your friends or family, or even other professionals who may have connections with attorneys or have worked with attorneys on divorce cases in the past.
Professionals who may be able to give a recommendation include:
- Lawyers in Other Practice Areas
2. Examine the Attorney’s Qualifications
Not all lawyers are equal! When choosing an attorney, know what you’re looking for and what it means.
This can include, but is not limited to, the following:
- The attorney’s accomplishments
- Years of legal experience
- Who they work with
- Resources they may have
- Professional awards
A number of organizations recognize attorneys based on legal ability and peer recommendations. It is important to find an attorney who has been recognized and earned a high rating from these organizations as it can be an indicator of quality and overall trustworthiness. At Pollack Law Group, we have been recognized with numerous awards and we have been selected for prestigious lists based on our skill and dedication. For example, we are a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating. Look for similar indicators when searching for your lawyer.
3. Check the Firm’s Available Resources
Our firm believes in working as a team. This is why we believe hiring a lawyer with multiple resources is so important. When a couple divorces, they may not understand all of the factors involved—they may even believe it is a simple situation. However, there are times when experts may be needed to add insight to a case. We have access to vocational experts, real estate experts, medical specialists, psychologists, forensic accountants and more. These experts can help in many aspects of a divorce matter—from child support to property division.
4. Ask the Right Questions
When you find a lawyer you are considering hiring, you should make sure you ask questions that help you get the immediate answers you need. Ask if they have experience handling cases similar to yours. Do they know family law in Massachusetts? Will you have contact with your attorney? The answers to these questions can help you make an educated decision on who you want to represent you moving forward.
5. Find an Attorney Who You Trust
Your attorney is going to have a significant impact on how your case proceeds. You need to know that you can trust this person to keep your best interests as a top priority. Having a strong client-attorney relationship built on trust can give you peace of mind. If you select the wrong lawyer, communication may be difficult and getting answers to your questions may be an obstacle. That is why one of the most important things to consider when searching for a divorce attorney is finding one who you trust. At Miller Law Group, we strive to make sure all clients have a first-class experience. This includes building a relationship built on trust and understanding.
Our Massachusetts divorce lawyers are dedicated to helping you and your family during this time. We are familiar with the various courtrooms throughout Massachusetts, and we know how to get the job done.
Contact us today to discuss your case.