By: Amanda Vann, Esq.
Going through a divorce is a difficult process that can be made easier by the attorney you retain. But knowing how to find a good divorce lawyer when you’ve never been in this position before can seem like a challenge in itself. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of questions to consider based on our experience as divorce lawyers in Montgomery County, Maryland.
1. What is their hourly rate?
Divorce can be extremely costly and hourly rates vastly vary from attorney to attorney. Be sure to consider what the hourly rate of the administrative staff is as well so that you are fully aware of the amounts you may be charged. You should never be confused when you receive you first bill from your attorney!
As a family law lawyer at Andalman & Flynn, I spend a lot of time going over my hourly rates, as well as those of my administrative staff, to ensure my clients are fully aware of the charges they may incur and how often they will receive our billing statements.
2. What is their experience?
When you’re choosing a divorce attorney, ask yourself if they’ve even handled a family matter before and ensure they have experience in the venue your divorce will be heard in. You don’t want to retain an attorney for a divorce in Montgomery County, MD if the attorney hasn’t ever handled a divorce case in that county before; although there are no written rules, each county court has their own procedures and your divorce attorney needs to be familiar with them.
Many attorneys will take a case no matter what type of case it is. However, it is important that your attorney have experience in handling family law matters because the decisions that will be made will have an impact on your life for many years to come.
3. How comfortable are you with this attorney and do you vibe with them?
The entire divorce process, whether you reach a settlement amicably or end up going through litigation, is a very personal matter. You need to be able to feel comfortable with your attorney and realize you are going to tell them the most personal facts of your life. Shop around for divorce attorneys in Maryland and you will see an immediate difference in how each attorney interacts with you.
The only true way to know if an attorney is right for you is to meet them in person. Your divorce case is much too important to settle for second-rate representation so make sure you do your homework and take the time to find the divorce attorney that is right for you.
If you are looking for a divorce attorney in Montgomery County, Maryland, know that you can trust the legal team at Andalman & Flynn. Our attorneys can specifically help you find a solution for family law matters that include:
The divorce attorneys at Andalman & Flynn are committed to pursuing your claims quickly and efficiently so you can focus on starting the next chapter of your life. To schedule a consultation concerning your specific situation, please contact me by phone at 301-244-4524 or via email at Avann@a-f.net.