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What To Look for When Hiring an Illinois Family Law Attorney

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It has been said that nothing is certain but death and taxes; this rather sardonic depiction of life is credited to one of our founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. What is also almost as certain is if you find yourself in a legal jam, you need a lawyer. It is important to know that all lawyers are not the same, and this is true even for those who limit their practice to areas such as divorce and family law. Statistics show that over 22 percent of first marriages end up in divorce in less than 5 years, and 53 percent of them dissolve by the 20-year mark. If you and your spouse are contemplating divorce, you need to do some homework and make sure the lawyer you hire is the best to handle your legal situation and offer dependable legal counsel.

Personalized Service

Going through a divorce can be difficult and emotionally draining. If there are children involved, then it can be even more painful. In these cases, you need to hire a lawyer who not only has experience handling divorce cases but one who is also empathetic.

The manner in which an attorney communicates and listens to you and how he or she offers solutions is important. He or she should explain the legal aspects of your case but also give you the support you need in going through this sometimes confusing process. You can count on any lawyer keeping your information confidential, but having empathy is also an important quality when seeking legal help.

Familiarity With Courts and Judges

A lawyer who regularly appears before judges in any court will always have an edge over a lawyer who does not or rarely has cases in that court system. Besides having a command of the law and facts, an attorney needs to know the little nuances and “to-dos” and “not-to-dos” when appearing before certain judges or courts.

Those little things can make a big difference, especially in high-conflict cases. Therefore, you will want to make sure the attorney you hire is a regular in the court where you expect to have your case heard, since chances are, he or she will be familiar with any judge who is assigned to your case.

Legal Fees for Divorce Cases

As in most everything that requires a service, you always want to get the lowest price. However, the cheapest cost does not necessarily mean the best. You get what you pay for is typically how things work. A good lawyer is not going to empty your wallet and give you nothing in return; rather, a skilled lawyer is one who gives you value for your money. An upstanding attorney will also tell you upfront what you will be likely to pay to take care of your legal issues. 

Contact a DuPage County Divorce Lawyer

At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we have more than 200 years of combined experience representing clients in divorce and family law matters. If you are contemplating a legal separation or divorce, we can help you navigate through the proceedings. Contact one of our compassionate Bloomingdale family law attorneys who can guide you through this often complex and painful process. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 630-932-9100.




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