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The Divorce Process

HOW TO PICK YOUR DIVORCE ATTORNEY.

Must Have Qualifications:
-20 years experience. (Why would you hand your case over to inexperience?)
-Reputable law school in Texas. (Not all law schools teach Texas law.)
-Knowledge of judges in your county. (Can make a huge difference!)
-Practices only family law. (No attorney can be a jack of all trades.)

Plain talk:
-Can you communicate well together?
-Do the attorney’s answers make sense?
-Did the attorney answer your question?
-Do you feel information has been imparted to you?

Integrity:
-The attorney should feel genuine to you or don’t use him.

Time:
-Does the attorney have time for your case?


HOW TO USE YOUR ATTORNEY WISELY:

You will save money using your attorney when:

  • Your are organized (don’t take him an unorganized box of stuff and ask him to do what you could have done easier and faster.)
  • You organize your questions. Each random question may be billed as it takes up real time.
  • Ask your attorney what he needs and give it to your attorney to allow him time to prepare for the hearing.
  • Define for your attorney realistic goals of your divorce or modification.

Communications:

  • E-mail is time saving for most attorneys and time flexible.
  • Letters to the attorney help the efficiency or organization.
  • If you are frustrated in not being able to reach the attorney, then make an appointment to talk.
  • Be honest with your attorney even if it hurts you.

Here is what NOT to do:

  • Call every time you think of a question.
  • Send boxes of information without organization.
  • If you are frustrated about something in your divorce remain silent.
  • Give your attorney what he needs at the last minute.