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What To Ask When Finding A Divorce Attorney

The most important part of your divorce case is your divorce attorney. A divorce lawyer is someone who is going to be your voice in front of the judge and you need to make sure that you pick the best lawyer possible.

Are you are looking to go through an Orange County divorce? Here is a list of some question related to lawyers that you need to ask them before deciding on which lawyers to choose.

How long will my divorce case take?

Divorce cases can typically be of two types, one is simple and the other is complex. Simple cases of divorce will typically end in a shorter span of time as opposed to the more complex ones that may take longer. Any divorce lawyer that has been asked this question will typically take a look at the issues and conflicts involved in your case before deciding. Some cases may have conflicts on asset division, child custody and the amount of support to be paid. Such cases can often take longer.

How much would it cost?

The cost of divorce will largely depend on the lawyer, on the other party’s tactics, and on the complexity and amount of issues to be decided.  Yet no lawyer will be able to answer the question accurately. It is impossible to predict the precise outcome of a divorce cases. What the lawyer can tell you is whether they are going to charge you a flat rate on a per case basis or will they charge on an hourly rate. Typically they will outline the expected payments for both and you will be allowed to choose which mode of payment you are more comfortable with.

What is the best way to win the case?

This question is a detailed one, and not always one easily answered.  You are asking them about the road map that they will follow to make sure your interests are protected. Some cases will be simple and may only require straightforward agreements for separation drawn up, while others may be more complex. It is in those complex cases that the lawyers will need to have strategy and a road map for success.

How long have you been a divorce lawyer?

The family law legal community is a relatively tight knit group and most lawyers will know the judges and the law, which is obviously beneficial for your case. An experienced lawyer will often have the background that will help your case, while an inexperienced lawyer on the other hand may have considerable ability, but the fact that they are new could work against your case.

divorce_attorneyGerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law attorney and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues including divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, child custody, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and other family law issues. Mr. Maggio has practiced law in California since 1999, and founded The Maggio Law Firm in 2005, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law matters.



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