If you have decided to go through a divorce, the first thing you will want to do next is decide on who will be your lawyer. How do you find a good Orange County divorce lawyer? The answer to this question is multi-layered. This question of finding a good lawyer includes being able to find a lawyer who is trust-worthy, who is affordable and one who is competent in what he or she does.
If you are looking to find a divorce lawyer from scratch here is a step-by-step guide to help you through it.
Step 1: Scour the Internet
The internet is the global hub of information and even this blog that you are reading is on the internet. Finding a divorce lawyer in your area is just like finding articles on the internet. The problem with searching over the internet is that you are unable to truly gauging the quality of the lawyer,
To do that, you need to go onto their websites, and once there the thing to look for is quality content. A good Orange County divorce lawyer will generally have large amount of content on their websites about everything divorce and family law.
Step 2: Referrals
Another guide to finding a good divorce lawyer is referrals from other attorneys, family and friends. Referrals can indicate the satisfaction of the clients with regards to the lawyer’s services.
Step 3: Reputation
Nothing speaks volumes about your choice other than the reputation of the lawyer themselves. A good lawyer will typically be well regarded within the legal community and have a number of satisfied clients willing to put their necks on the line in recommending them to others. Looking for a good Orange County divorce attorney can be hard and you will never truly know whether the lawyer will be able to handle your case or not.
Step 4: Contact them and Meet them in Person
Once you have done all your background research there is only so much you can know about a person without actually meeting. An integral part of finding a good divorce lawyer is actually meeting them. Schedule an appointment with the lawyers that you are impressed by the most. Once you are there talk to them firsthand about their knowledge, their past cases and how they could help you with your case. Be sure that you will feel comfortable working with the attorney that you end up choosing.
Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law attorney and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues including divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, child custody, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and other family law issues. Mr. Maggio has practiced law in California since 1999, and founded The Maggio Law Firm in 2005, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law matters.