Thursday, June 20, 2013

Seven Questions You Should Ask Your Divorce Attorney

Divorce is a hard situation for anyone to find themselves in, and the process can be long and arduous. This is why it becomes so important for you to hire a Salt Lake City divorce attorney if you're ever going through a divorce. An attorney can provide an outsider's look at the situation, without any of the emotion involved. An attorney will also be able to help you file all the necessary paperwork correctly and on time. When you hire a divorce attorney, there are seven questions you should ask to make sure you're on the right track.
1.       What is the best scenario for your case? Ask your attorney what he or she expects to happen if the judge agrees with you and not your spouse.
2.       What is the worst scenario for your case? On the flip side, you'll also want to ask your attorney what he or she expects to happen if the judge is completely against you and agrees with everything your spouse says.
3.       Ask your attorney for an optimistic and realistic evaluation for the outcome of your case. Sometimes, the judge can agree with parts of both you and your spouse's arguments. What would happen in this case?
4.       You'll also want to ask about a pessimistic, but realistic evaluation of the outcome of your case. This outcome would be if the judge agrees with most of what your spouse says and only a part of what you say.
5.       Ask the attorney to play devil's advocate for a bit. If your attorney were the attorney of your spouse, what would his or her plan of attack be? Make sure your attorney doesn't sugar coat this answer, as it may provide better insight into what you can expect.
6.       Ask your attorney about history of divorce cases in your local area with this local court. Your attorney will always be able to show you success stories and cases, but you'll want to see how the local courthouse treats cases similar to yours.
7.       Always inquire about pricing. There will be a cost with hiring your Salt Lake City divorce attorney, so make sure you understand exactly what it will cost you to hire him or her.

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