Meeting and Choosing
a Divorce Attorney

What to Consider

Separation or divorce is a process that involves many decisions. There are major decisions that need to be made about where and with whom the children will live, and what a parenting schedule might look like. Child support, alimony, and the division of marital property and debt also need to be evaluated during the divorce process. This is why choosing a divorce attorney who has your best interests in mind is crucial to get you the settlement you deserve.  A divorce lawyer at Wexell Milman in Fairfax County, Virginia will assist you in evaluating whether these important issues are best resolved through negotiation or trial.

One of the most critical decisions you have to make is also the first: choosing the right family law attorney for you and your unique situation.

  • A good first step in meeting and choosing a divorce attorney is to evaluate your needs and objectives. You should also focus on hiring a divorce lawyer who is experienced and able to meet your needs and achieve your objectives.
  • Free initial consultations are sometimes offered by family law attorneys, but keep in mind that they are usually free for a reason. Often these brief meetings do not get to the heart of your case, so don’t limit yourself to a choice of divorce lawyers who offer free consultations. Our initial consultations are not free, but they are provided at a reduced hourly rate. You will come away from the meeting with a real sense of your options.
  • During your initial contact with a family law attorney, ask questions about fees and costs, the attorney’s legal experience with contested and uncontested divorce cases, and the percentage of their practice devoted to family law and issues such as child custody, spousal and child support, property division, and debt division. Ask how the attorney would approach your divorce case, and try to get a sense of how often they litigate – versus settle – their cases.
  • In choosing a divorce lawyer to handle your family law matter, you should not only choose someone you have confidence in, but also someone with whom you are comfortable. Remember: you will be communicating with this attorney about some of the most important aspects of your life, so you must feel comfortable about sharing personal information with the attorney you choose.

Before Choosing an Attorney, Schedule a Consultation at Wexell Milman Today

We thank you for taking the time to consider Wexell Milman for your legal representation. Our divorce lawyers handle family law and divorce-related legal issues for clients in Fairfax County and throughout the surrounding areas of Northern Virginia. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at 703-385-3858 or contact us online.