At the end of a marriage, many Texas spouses wish that they had made a different decision when they chose their partner. At the end of a divorce, some wish that they had chosen a different attorney. While the relationship between an attorney and client is far less lengthy or involved than the one between a husband and wife, choosing an attorney can have significant long-term ramifications, both positive or negative.
When selecting an attorney, the best way to find a good fit is to go into the process with focus. Spouses who know what they want to achieve from their divorce are far better suited to go through the process efficiently than those who have no idea what to expect or what the possible outcomes might be. Take the time to sit down and think about the process of divorce, and understand that there is both a legal and emotional side to the end of a marriage. By doing so, spouses are better equipped to meet with a few attorneys and look for one whose divorce approach offers a good fit.
Decide how you would like to move through your divorce before meeting with an attorney. For example, spouses who feel that collaboration or mediation may be the best options should seek out legal advisors who are trained in those methods. Spending time and money on consultations with attorneys who do not share your approach to the divorce process is a waste on both counts.
By taking the time to determine what you would like to achieve from your Texas divorce, it is possible to find an attorney that can help you reach those goals. The attorney/client relationship is one that is brief, but the results that come from this partnership can last a lifetime. Taking the time and making the effort to find the right match can help ensure that this is one relationship that you will never regret.
Source: The Huffington Post, 7 Steps To Choosing The Right Divorce Lawyer, Laura Mioilla, Feb. 2, 2014