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Top Tips for Finding the Right Divorce Lawyer

Top Tips for Finding the Right Divorce Lawyer

Going through separation is one of the most difficult and emotional times during a person’s life. So, it is important that you find the right lawyer who can assist in reducing the stress caused from separation and will advocate to obtain the best results for you, while listening to you so that your voice is heard. Here are our top tips:

  1. Ask people for a referral

If you know someone who has been through a separation it can be helpful to see what experience they had with their lawyer.  If they had a good experience, then try them out.

  1. Try and have a free initial consultation

Not all firms offer this service, however if they do, it gives you a no-obligation opportunity to meet with the lawyer who will be assisting you on your journey.  Given the delays in the Court system, if you cannot resolve your dispute outside of court your lawyer could be the person you are spending the next 2-3 years of your life with so you should make sure you feel comfortable and feel relaxed talking with them.  Not only should they have a high level of understanding of the law and your entitlements during this initial consultation, you should feel comfortable discussing all aspects of your relationship with them.

  1. Check their experience

There are many different ways to verify the experience of your lawyer.  The first is to check their website and bio.  Linked In can also offer some insight into where your lawyer has worked and what experience they have had in different family law matters.  Finally, you can check that they are registered as a lawyer through the NSW Law Society.

  1. Ask them about their fees

Not all lawyers charge the same fees and offer the same pricing structures. It is important to understand how your lawyer will charge you and to keep an open dialogue as to what you are likely to be charged at each step of your family law matter.  As every family law matter is different, it can be difficult to estimate with exact precision what you will be charged between when you start the separation process and when you get to the end. However, ensure that you work out the billing arrangements and any payment options the firm has available such as litigation funding if you have assets.

  1. Ensure your calls will be answered

Family law matters can involve complex issues that arise at all times of the day and night.  Having the ability to contact your lawyer directly and have a timely response not only will fast track any issues that may arise, it will also mean you will feel supported through the difficult process.  Check the lawyer’s policy on returning calls and responding to correspondence. Lewis Family Lawyers prides itself on having a strong referral base from clients who have been so satisfied with the services performed by our team.

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Sydney Office

Level 30, 133 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9159 9049
Mobile: 0438 800 996

Bowral Office

Suite 2B, 11-13 Bundaroo Street
Bowral NSW 2576
Phone: 02 4263 9011

Email: info@lewisfamilylawyers.com.au

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Sydney Office

Level 30, 133 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9159 9049
Mobile: 0438 800 996

Bowral Office

Suite 2B, 11-13 Bundaroo Street
Bowral NSW 2576
Phone: 02 4263 9011

Email: info@lewisfamilylawyers.com.au