Are you just about to get a divorce? Do you need to find good divorce lawyers for men, those who will keep your best interests in mind at all times? It’s not necessarily easy to do so, but there are good lawyers out there who will protect you and make sure your best interests are kept at the forefront at all times.
Good divorce lawyers for men will:
- Help you protect your property rights
- Help ensure that you get fair custody of your children, as applicable
- Help protect you financially, in that child support payments and/or spousal support payments, as applicable, are not excessive
How do you find good divorce lawyers for men?
Find a lawyer that specializes in divorce The lawyer you choose should specialize in divorce; he or she should work within a law firm that specializes in family law, ideally. You can also find independent lawyers who don’t work for a firm and instead work for themselves; these lawyers can still be very good divorce lawyers, but you will have to make sure that your prospective lawyer’s reputation is still top-notch through other sources. Since you won’t be able to check up on a particular firm’s reputation, you will need to do some research on the individual lawyer.
Making sure that your lawyer specializes in divorce can be tricky, since any lawyer can say that he or she specializes in divorce even if they really don’t. Nonetheless, you can check a particular lawyer’s reputation in divorce by going online and searching for comments on this lawyer in your area.
Make sure divorce lawyers for men you look at are fully versed on the divorce laws in your state Just because someone is licensed to practice in your state doesn’t mean that he or she specializes in divorce. Similarly, even if a lawyer has specialized in divorce in another state, laws change state by state, and this won’t mean that a given lawyer will really know what’s going on with divorce in your state. Make sure the divorce lawyer you choose isn’t just experienced in divorce law, but has also been practicing in your state for a while, long enough so that he or she is fully versed in divorce law for your state.
Make sure divorce lawyers for men you look at have extensive courtroom experience Although it’s often not necessary to go to court except for basic procedures during your divorce, you’ll need a divorce lawyer who is comfortable and has extensive experience in the courtroom. Should you need to go to court, you’ll need someone on your side who is fully comfortable with and experienced in doing so. Not all divorce lawyers have this, by the way, so make sure the lawyer you are interviewing and are potentially going to retain for his or her services understands the judicial system fully; he or she should be very comfortable with and experienced in court.
At the same time, a good divorce attorney is also going to know when it’s best NOT to go to court; if your situation should be such that going to court can only hurt you, your attorney will know not to pursue this option and instead try to settle out of court, for the best interests of you, your children — and your wallet.
Get recommendations Ask friends or family who’ve been through divorce for recommendations. This isn’t foolproof, since you’ll need to make sure that you mesh with your lawyer in terms of personality and that the lawyer definitely has your best interests at heart. However, you can start with recommendations and then interview the lawyers you get in touch with before you choose the best one for you. Many divorce lawyers for men will see you “for free” in that they won’t charge you for an initial meeting, after which they’ll ask for a retainer to represent you.