Who: Questions You Should Ask Your Attorney About Your Divorce Case

Who exactly will be handling my case?  If the attorney you hire plans to hand your case off to an associate or paralegal you need to know this up front.   This is a perfectly acceptable practice but you should you know the answer to this question before you decide whether or not it will work for you.

Who do I call when I want updates about my case?  This question goes hand-in-hand with the previous question.   If the attorney you hire will not be available to provide you with updates about your case then that is something you should take into consideration when deciding whether or not he or she is the right attorney for you.

Who do you think I should call to testify on my behalf?  Asking this question soon after you meet with your divorce attorney will give you an opportunity to contact potential witnesses and to give them as much notice as possible of your intention to have them testify in court.   This is a courtesy that they will appreciate and will make it will more likely that they will be able to make the arrangements needed to appear at your divorce hearing.

Who do you think the opposing party will call to testify on their behalf?  The answer to this question will give you some insight into the type of allegations or arguments the opposing party plans to make against you.  Asking this question will also let your attorney know that you are taking an active interest in litigation of your case.

Who do you think has a stronger case — me or the opposing party?  Listen carefully to your attorney’s response to this question.   Their response should make it clear that they are looking at your case from all angles.  If they suggest your case is stronger the opposing party’s case make certain they are not doing so because they believe that’s what you want to hear.  Their assessment should include the relative strengths and weaknesses of both your case and the opposing party’s case.



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