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How to Select a Divorce Lawyer: A Three Part Series

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how to select a divorce lawyerIf you are facing an impending divorce, you are likely worried about how the process will affect your children, your finances, your valued property, and more. Additionally, your spouse may go out and hire an attorney who may try to intimidate you in negotiations in order to get the best possible outcome for your spouse at your expense. Though courts do not require you to also hire your own divorce attorney, you do not want to risk losing custody of your kids, your home, or receiving an unfair deal because you tried to handle your case yourself.

Many people do not know where to begin when choosing an attorney to handle their divorce. If you do an internet search for "Illinois divorce lawyer," you are likely to receive hundreds of possible results. Therefore, this three-part series offers tips on how to select a divorce lawyer who can help you receive the best outcome in your case.

Hire a Busy Attorney

When some people think of attorneys, they think of professionals who are too busy to ever call their clients back. While this stereotype may be true in some unfortunate cases, the truth of the matter is that there is an advantage to hiring a divorce lawyer who has a busy practice.

When an attorney is busy, it usually means that they have numerous different kinds of cases that they handle. Some of these cases may come to settlement agreements through negotiations with other attorneys, while others may have to go before a judge in court. Divorce lawyers who are constantly busy with cases usually have the following advantages:

  • They are familiar with the local court system and courthouses;
  • They have experience with many individual judges and know how each judge runs his or her courtroom and their individual preferences;
  • They know the local and state laws and procedures that are applicable to a number of different situations that may arise in a divorce case; and
  • They have experience negotiating with many other divorce attorneys in the area.

As you can see, there are some clear advantages to hiring an Illinois divorce attorney who has a busy practice. A quality attorney will not let a busy schedule interfere with regular communication with you regarding your case and dedication to your best interests. Therefore, you should seek out a busy lawyer for assistance with your divorce case.

Contact Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. for Help Today

The team of divorce attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. has years of experience helping Chicagoans with divorce cases. We are familiar with the local court system, procedures, staff, and other attorneys in the area. We have the knowledge and experience to get you the most favorable result possible in your Illinois divorce. Do not hesitate to call 630-472-9700 for help today.

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