Choosing a Lawyer for Your Calgary Divorce: Part 2
August 18, 2016
In Part 1 of this article, we explained how a Calgary divorce lawyer can help reduce the workload and stress of your divorce—something that is commonly ranked as one of the most stressful life events most Calgarians will ever experience. Not only can an experienced divorce lawyer help ensure you get the best possible outcome in your divorce and start your new life on a firm foundation, but they can also take much of the actual work of a divorce off your shoulders.
Your divorce lawyer enables you to focus on your future, and helps to make that future brighter.
We also pointed out that not all Calgary divorce lawyers are the same, and that choosing your lawyer is an important part of proceeding with your divorce as effectively as possible. Specifically, it's important that you trust and feel comfortable with your divorce lawyer, and you might also consider selecting a Calgary lawyer who focuses their practice on divorce and family law.
Here are a few more things to think about we selecting a Calgary divorce lawyer.
Does Your Calgary Divorce Lawyer Have the Right Experience?
As we said in Part 1 of this article, though experience isn't everything it is definitely important criteria for selecting a Calgary divorce lawyer. You don't just want a lawyer with generic divorce experience, either—you want a lawyer with specific experience handling divorces that are similar to yours. While every divorce is unique, many have common issues such as child custody, spousal support, and jointly owned property that can add complexity to a divorce.
If your divorce is affected by these or other issues, you will likely feel more confident with a divorce lawyer who has handled these complexities many times before and is ready to advocate on your behalf to get the just outcome you deserve.
Find a Calgary Divorce Lawyer Who Makes Communication Easy
As we've discussed, you need to feel comfortable communicating openly with your Calgary divorce lawyer. It's also important that your divorce lawyer is open to communication, and responds to your questions and concerns in a timely fashion. Prompt communication is important for both clients and lawyers, and will help your divorce proceed more smoothly and with far less uncertainty.
Ask your divorce lawyer how long they typically take to reply to questions via phone and email. Make sure your expectations are met in terms of follow-up communications after important dates and paperwork deadlines in your divorce—you and your divorce lawyer should always be keeping each other "in the loop" when it comes to issues affecting your divorce.
Make Your Divorce as Easy As Possible With the RIGHT Calgary Divorce Lawyer
No one sets out in marriage wanting to get a divorce, but when it happens it helps to have a trusted partner by your side. Make your divorce as easy as possible by working with a Calgary divorce lawyer with the experience, compassion, and dedication you deserve. Please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
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