Identifying a reliable and competent separation lawyer is not easy as there are so many of them vying for your business. It is best to check out several lawyers who specialize in separation cases and compare them before hiring.
In case you cannot find a lawyer through personal reference, contact your local bar association or check out the websites of law firms in your area which specialize in family issues and separation.
Check on Experience and Expertise
There are many law firms that specialize in a wide range of legal proceedings including family matters, criminal cases and financial irregularities and so on. It is best to avoid such firms and opt instead for lawyers who specialize in divorce and family issues. Such divorce lawyers have years of experience in dealing with cases on separation and know the inside-out of all legal proceedings associated with separation. Going through the proceedings will be faster and quicker if you work with them instead of a general lawyer.
Check on Affordability
Hiring a divorce lawyer to fight for your rights should not leave you bankrupt! Lawyers who charge more may not necessarily be the best. Never feel shy to ask in details about rates and other terms and conditions before signing on any contract. Usually, divorce lawyers charge for per hour of services rendered although you can find lawyers who will offer you a flat rate for comprehensive services which they calculate by considering the effort and time that may be required for your case.