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Should I Get a New Divorce Lawyer?

Should I Get a New Divorce Lawyer?

Posted By Meyers Law Group, P.C. || 21-May-2014

Four Signals That the Answer Is Yes

You have already invested a great deal of time and money into finding the right divorce lawyer, and then you have worked with the one you chose in order to craft a divorce settlement. But what if after all this time, it appears you are not getting your money's worth? As painful a decision as it can be, there are times when people need choose a new divorce attorney mid-process. But your future is worth that additional investment. You can't afford to leave it in the hands of an incompetent, unknowledgeable lawyer.

Before you make this difficult decision, here are four questions to consider.

  • Does your lawyer return phone calls and respond to questions? Now no one can expect a lawyer to answer the phone for every call, and an hour-response time is still unfeasible. Especially in the morning, a lawyer could be in the courthouse for another case. But there is a difference between natural delays and simply being overlooked by your attorney.
  • Do you feel uncomfortable with your attorney? Now a litigator may have a forceful personality, as they rather have to. But it is not okay if your lawyer talks to you in a condescending manner, or is even downright insulting.
  • Is your lawyer losing you ground? No matter how good an attorney is, they can't win everything you'd like in the divorce settlement. After all, that would not be much of a negotiation or compromise. However, if it seems that your lawyer is rather passive, or simply incompetent, this is a pretty strong sign you may want to consult other attorneys.
  • Can your attorney cooperate with any other experts you've hired? For instance, your case might require the assistance of a tax expert or financial advisor. If you need a full-on divorce team, your attorney will need to be able to cooperate professionally with the other experts working with you.

You need to know that you have a divorce attorney on your side who is looking out for your best interests, and who has the skill to pursue these interests in a complex legal field. If you are seeking to find the right divorce attorney the first time around, or if you are searching for a new legal advocate to replace your previous lawyer, you can find the proven experience and respect that you deserve at the Meyers Law Group, P.C. We understand how much is at stake for you in this process, and that is why we work to provide outstanding service to every one of our clients. Feel free to reach us today to find out how our Long Island divorce lawyer can serve you.