Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Southern California Divorce or Family Law Attorney
One mistake people make is hiring an attorney without asking the right questions to verify their experience and expertise. Here are some questions you can ask before you hire an attorney for your Southern California divorce or family law case:
- When did you start practicing?
- Are you a certified family law specialist in the State of California?
- Do you practice in other areas, or do you specialize in family law?
- Who will be working on my case, will it be the senior attorney at the firm or will my case be passed off to a junior associate?
- Which attorney will be representing me in court?
- Tell me about the some of the judges that might be assigned to my case and some of your experiences working with them?
- How experienced are you with going to trial?
- How many divorce and custody trials have you personally overseen?
- What kind of outcome do you expect we might see?
- What would be some reasonable goals for my case?
- How many cases similar to mine have you seen? What was your experience with these cases?
- What is your experience with handling appeals in family law cases?
- How much is the retainer fee?
- What is your hourly fee?
- What is an estimate of the range of total costs for cases similar to mine?
- How often will I receive a bill?
Do you have a divorce or family law case?
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