How to Choose a Divorce Attorney

Choosing a divorce attorneyIf you and your spouse are separating, your main question may be “How do I choose a divorce attorney?” Going through a divorce can be overwhelming, but there are specific factors to consider that may safeguard you from hiring the wrong representative. Please read our list of how to evaluate a divorce attorney on these 8 points.

1. Inquire about fees.

When you consult with a divorce lawyer, discuss fees upfront so that you can focus on the litigation. Ask what the hourly rate is, when the fees are charged, what forms of payment are accepted, and whether or not the retainer is refundable. read more

5 Most Common Questions about Divorce

Coping with DivorceNot a day goes by without at least one or more of these questions.  We hope this list will help you in your decision.

1) Is my spouse entitled to half of everything I own?

Generally speaking, yes. Most assets acquired during the marriage are considered marital property and are subject to equitable distribution.  Pre-marital assets are usually considered separate property and would not be entitled to the other spouse at the time of divorce. Also, an inheritance that is not co-mingled with marital funds, or real estate inherited that does not include the spouses name on the title, would normally be considered separate property and would not be entitled to the other spouse as well. read more

Checklist for getting a divorce in Florida

If you live in Florida and have decided to get a divorce, there’s something you should do before doing anything else: gather important paperwork. Nothing can slow down or complicate the process like waiting until much later. For example, gather your documents before telling your spouse about getting a divorce. Otherwise, he or she could end up with most of them, which will put you at a distinct disadvantage. Your divorce attorney will be able to request copies from your spouse’s lawyer, but that will cost extra time and money. read more