So you have made the decision to get divorced. Now what? How do you find the best divorce attorney for you?
Most people have friends or family members who have divorced. Personal recommendations are often the best source. But if that’s not an option or if you want to be more private, you can research attorneys on the internet.
You may try a google search for certain terms such as “divorce,” “custody,” “alimony,” or, “divorce property division”, or more specifically, “high net worth/high income divorce,” if that matches your situation.
Check out each lawyer’s credentials. For example, an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell is awarded to only a small subset of attorneys after strenuous review and denotes accomplishment and recognition by peers.
Once you have a list of possible attorneys or even if it’s one attorney, set up an initial conference. It is well worth the consult fee to become educated on the ins and outs of divorce and also to see if that attorney will be a good fit for you. You want your attorney to be knowledgeable, experienced, and available.