Going through a divorce can be a very difficult process. Some divorces are quick; others require court and lawyers. If you happen to be in the latter category, you need a good lawyer. Choosing a lawyer is one of the most important things that you can do in your divorce. Here are three tips in choosing the best lawyer. The tips are: do your research, cost of the lawyer does not equal the level of service, do not be afraid to fire your lawyer.
Needless to say, hiring a brilliant one is quite expensive. Talent and education after all does not come cheap. However, a brilliant divorce lawyer will give you the custody of your children, more than enough financial settlement, alimony, a quick divorce, and your fair share of divorce property. Also, if your divorce comes to court – a brilliant lawyer can bring you victory. Indeed, a brilliant lawyer is a must.
ASSUMING AND NOT CHECKING Related to falling for hype in lawyer advertising is assuming and not checking. Don’t believe the yellow page ads. All lawyers are not equal. You should investigate any lawyer or law firm before engaging them. Inquire about his/her reputation in the legal community. Check out what clients have to say about the lawyer and the law firm. ASSUMING PRE-PAID LEGAL IS THE WAY TO GO. Don’t assume that pre-paid legal is the way to go. Just because you have pre-paid legal available for use does not mean that you should use them. The best lawyers are seldom members of a pre-paid legal service panel. You certainly should not allow the pre-paid attorney to represent you without first investigating him/her.
Suing a wealth management is expensive so before you take the final step you should try: meeting your lawyer and laying the cards on the table, try and solve matters; complaint to the local Bar Association; or seek arbitration to resolve the dispute. If nothing works and you are confident of the strength of your case go ahead and sue the lawyer.
Do you keep a track of your debt? This is one aspect of personal financial management that most people neglect to do. Living on credit cards it’s easy to keep spending money you don’t have. It’s always a good practice to keep a track of how much you owe your creditors every month and recognize the total debt you have accrued. This always serves as a sobering reminder and helps to curtail spending.
What do I mean? Well, I know it’s hard not to buy things that you don’t really need because of our current society where trendy material things seem to shout “You gotta have me!”. You can also buy things that you just want and not need but you should learn to control yourself. Don’t borrow money when you know you have no capacity to pay for it on its due time, especially when the reason for your borrowing is just a thing that you really don’t need. You can buy it any time you want! No one will hinder you to buy that thing if and only if you have your own money for it.
Note: Some states do not offer board certification in injury law but if your state offers it and your attorney has gotten it, that is a very good sign.
Of course, another way to get out of debt is to enlist the services of a debt management consultant. They can guide you as you slowly, but surely, pay off all the debts that you owe your creditors.