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One of the first things you want to look at is how much experience the attorney has in handling divorce cases. Family law attorneys often specialize in all areas of family law, which can include paternity and adoption cases, wills and estates and marriages and divorces. The more experience the lawyer has in handling divorce cases, the better you'll feel about your case. As a father, you may want to consider working with someone who has experience in the rights of the father and husband. This ensures that the lawyer will fight for your rights and what is right for your family.
Settlement vs. Trial
Some divorces are such happy and peaceful occasions that both parties work things through without ever once stepping foot in a courtroom. When looking at family and divorce lawyers, consider asking those lawyers whether the majority of their cases settle out of court or go through the court system. Reaching a settlement outside of court puts less pressure on both you and your former spouse. You'll also feel better knowing that your children never need to testify and that they'll never see their parents fighting in front of them.
Comfort and Ease
The most important thing that you want from an attorney is someone who makes you feel more comfortable and puts your mind at ease. Divorce is often stressful and may leave you dealing with a host of different emotions. A lawyer who puts you at ease can make you feel more peaceful both during the divorce proceedings and later. Reviews of Cordell and Cordell from former clients claim that the lawyers working for that firm helped them feel more relaxed and got them through their proceedings faster and with minimal stress. Whether you choose Cordell and Cordless or another firm, make sure that your lawyer will work hard for you and do what is right for your case.