Choosing the best divorce lawyer may well be the second biggest decision of your entire marriage or domestic partnership. It is often an emotional time with a lot of challenging issues to address. You will need to know what assets and debts are considered community and which are separate property—and you will need to be confident that no assets have been omitted (or hidden). You will have to establish whether anyone should be paid spousal support and how much. And if there are children, you will need to establish custody and visitation arrangements as well as determine any appropriate child support payments.
Whatever is at stake in your divorce, you need to choose an attorney best equipped to work with you and your particular situation. Before making a decision, we always recommend our clients take a step back and reflect on what we have seen to be the three most important steps in finding a divorce attorney who can achieve the best outcome for you.