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How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer

How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer

14 / March 2023

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How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer

One of the most important decisions as you approach a divorce in Michigan is your choice of lawyer. In an ideal world, your divorce will go very smoothly – and you will resolve all of your differences with your ex without going to court. But there is also a real chance of your divorce going to trial – which could result in a time-consuming, stressful, public, and costly process. Because of this, you could potentially spend years working with the same lawyer. This is why it is so important to make the right decision from the very beginning. But how exactly do you choose the best divorce lawyer in Michigan? Let’s find out:

Prioritize Experience

It is always a good idea to choose a lawyer with plenty of experience. When you work with a family law attorney who has been in the legal world for decades, you benefit from their wealth of knowledge. These lawyers have seen it all – including plenty of legal tricks and strategies. They also know how to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes made by divorcing spouses. If lawyers have been in the business for a long time, it means that they have a solid track record of helping their clients. For example, Iafrate & Salassa have nearly 50 years of combined experience – allowing them to consistently guide their clients towards positive results. 

Consider Qualifications

You might also want to consider a lawyer’s qualifications before working with them. In many ways, these qualifications are universal across the entire legal world. This includes the state’s bar exam, which usually requires many months of studying. But in order to be eligible for the bar in the first place, you need to meet several requirements. This includes “having good moral character,” at least 60 semester hours towards an undergraduate degree, and a JD (Juris Doctor) degree from a “reputable and qualified” law school located within the United States of America. This degree must involve at least three years of study for full-time students. 

Because of all of these requirements, every licensed lawyer in Michigan should have completed many years of postsecondary education. If you want to explore a lawyer’s qualifications further, you might want to ask them where they went to law school. Some law schools have better reputations than others. You might also want to ask them whether they graduated with honors. 

Meet in Person

At the end of the day, a face-to-face consultation is necessary to truly judge a lawyer’s character and determine whether you see yourself working with this individual for the foreseeable future. Sometimes, it is best to trust your gut instinct and choose a lawyer you think you can trust. 

Where Can I Find a Qualified, Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Michigan?

If you have been searching for an experienced divorce lawyer in Michigan, look no further than Iafrate & Salassa, P.C. We know that choosing the right divorce lawyer is not always easy – but you can rely on us to provide reliable guidance. During your first consultation, we can assess your unique situation and determine the best course of action based on your circumstances. Reach out today to get started with an effective action plan. 

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