How Do You Choose the Right Divorce Attorney?

If you are in the midst of a divorce, sifting through lists of divorce attorneys is probably the last thing you feel like doing. The number of options to consider when you already have so much going on can be easily overwhelming. Choosing the right divorce attorney, however, is a very important decision and one that should be approached with due care. 

You will be working closely with this person on a range of very personal issues. Below you will find some tips on how to go about wading through the selection process to help guide you toward choosing the divorce attorney who is the best fit for you.

What You Need to Consider When Choosing an Attorney

First and foremost, choose a lawyer who focuses on family and divorce law. You want someone who is experienced in this arena. It is important not only to be knowledgeable about divorce law but also comfortable with navigating the intricacies of the family court. Having an attorney with a significant knowledge and experience base in divorce law will not only be comforting but will also help streamline the divorce process for you.

You will also want to choose an attorney with whom you feel comfortable. Divorce is very personal and it involves many personal details. You will need to feel comfortable disclosing private details of your life. Choose an attorney who empowers you to candidly discuss some difficult subjects. 

Your attorney should listen to you and be able to have a comfortable conversation with you about matters that can be uncomfortable. This means you need an attorney who can translate things out of legalese and into plain English. Entering the legal system for any matter, divorce included, can feel like going into a foreign land, but one where important matters affecting your personal life are decided. Get an attorney who will be there to answer your questions and keep you informed about what is going on every step of the way.

Also, your attorney should be candid with you regarding things like what the next steps will be and what your fees for legal services will be. You will need to secure divorce counsel that is affordable. This means that knowing about attorney’s fees and what is in your budget is a critical element in selecting the right divorce attorney.

Florida Divorce Attorneys

At the end of the day, it really comes down to finding a knowledgeable, experienced divorce attorney that you feel comfortable with and trust. The dedicated divorce attorneys at Orlando Family Team put our clients first. We are here for you to lean on. We are here to provide trusted legal counsel during a time of their life that can be incredibly difficult. The best interests of our clients are always our first priority. Contact us today.

About the Author
Andrew Nickolaou, Esq., B.C.S., is a founding partner at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. He practices almost exclusively in divorce, marital and family law. Andrew and his partner, Ophelia Bernal-Mora, Esq., B.C.S., joined forces in March 2016 to form the unique and boutique husband and wife family law team at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. Together, Andrew and Ophelia take a practical and team-based approach to all of their cases and clients to deliver the highest quality experience and representation.
Andrew Nickolaou

Andrew Nickolaou, Esq., B.C.S., is a founding partner at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. He practices almost exclusively in divorce, marital and family law. Andrew also handles record expungements and sealings. If you have questions about this article, contact Andrew today by clicking here.