Preparing for a Successful Divorce: How Do I Choose an Attorney?

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyAs people prepare for a divorce, the questions come quickly. How will child custody be determined? Will child support or spousal support be granted? Who gets to keep the house and/or any other assets? These are just some of the questions that may be swimming in your head as you prepare for your California divorce.

The answers to these questions aren’t always so simple, but one fact is (almost) always consistent: these are issues that are hashed out via established legal processes and procedures. We’re sure you’ve heard the old cliche: lawyer up! This is a cliche for a reason, you definitely want a qualified legal expert on your side when navigating the confusing maze that is the divorce process in CA.

Of course, shopping for a divorce attorney is not at all like shopping for a business attorney or a criminal defense attorney. Not only that, but the sheer amount of divorce attorneys who are promoting their services can seem overwhelming. To help you simplify your search, we thought it would be good to retread this issue: what you should look out for when shopping for a divorce attorney. As always, we at the Law Office of James P. White are happy to help, but you can count on these guidelines to help you find a qualified attorney within or outside our law firm!

Things to Look Out For When Shopping For a Divorce Attorney

These are some of the traits that you want in a divorce attorney:

  • Area expertise: Family law in CA is complicated. Is your attorney well-versed in the areas of the law that pertain to your specific issue?
  • Trustworthiness and reliability: Is your attorney responsive or does he/she hand work down to junior staff members? You need someone who is attentive, invested in your needs, and good at communicating in an open and honest way.
  • Proven track record: You can get an idea of how skilled your attorney is if he/she has a successful track record, years of experience, and a reputation for advocating effectively for past clients.

Reach out to a Reputable and Skilled Divorce Lawyer Today

Divorce is not an easy process, and even in straightforward cases, things can quickly get messy with unexpected complications and disputes. Having a skilled attorney on your side can make a world of difference, especially if the ex has taken the time to carefully pick his/her legal counsel. 

Count on the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of James P. White for all your divorce and family law matters in CA, including asset division, custody issues, spousal support, and more. To ensure we’re the right fit for you, we invite you to schedule a free initial consultation by calling us at 925-271-0999.