The times leading up to a divorce, the decision process, and the following proceedings are complicated both emotionally and legally.
If you think you are heading for a divorce and have started looking for a divorce lawyers, there are some things you should aim ask and keep in mind when searching. You should be sure that you’re choosing the best resource that will meet the needs of you and your family.
That being said, you also want the most skilled professional in family law that you can find in Oklahoma. Find the right divorce lawyer is tricky and often a trial and error process for many people. However, it doesn’t have to be that way for you!
There are so many lawyers out there, the best way to make a short list is to ask around. We suggest asking friends and family whose advice you’ve sought out before and whose opinion and advice you respect. Next, find someone from that group who has gone through the entire process with someone they trust. On occasion, lawyers only look good on the surface, which is why it’s critical to talk to someone you trust with first hand experience.
Aside from asking for help from loved ones, there are some guidelines we suggest following when narrowing down your options before choosing your final divorce lawyer.
- How experienced are they? We’re sure you know that lawyers have to start somewhere, but let them practice one someone else’s divorce. The legal team at Self & Spurgeon Legal Group have been serving the families of Oklahoma since 1994.
- Are they experienced in other aspects in law as well? A surprising number of divorces end up requiring knowledge of other fields of law, such as property, business, tax, and estate planning. It’s best if your divorce lawyer can reasonably handle those aspects of your divorce too. Many of our attorneys are former prosecutors and business lawyers, so they are familiar with other fields of law.
- Does the legal group you’re considering offer uncontested and/or cooperative services? Divorces don’t have to be contentious. Cooperation saves money, time, and stress on the whole family. However, if your divorce is uncontested, you want your lawyer to help you make the most of your amicable situation.
- What types of payment do they accept? Though it may be uncomfortable, we always suggest that clients discuss financial arrangements during the initial consultation, no matter who your legal services are provided by. This avoids any confusion, conflict, or more serious issues such as debt, later in the process. Additionally, your lawyer should be upfront with you about costs and payment options. For example, at the first consultation we would be sure to communicate that we accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover credit cards, and we offer reasonable retainers.
Are you interested in seeking the highly-educated and professional services of Self & Spurgeon Legal Group? Call today and sign up for your free consultation with our legal team. We look forward to hearing from you and helping your family through this process as painlessly as possible.