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What to Look for in a Good Divorce Lawyer

Last updated 5 years ago

Since divorce is an intensely personal process, many couples feel as though they have to go through it without any outside help. However, the complicated emotions and circumstances may be too much for a couple to handle alone. If you’re thinking of filing for divorce, you should hire a skilled lawyer to help you get through it and on with your life. Here are a few important qualities to look for in a good divorce lawyer:

  • Ample Experience: When hiring a divorce lawyer, you should look for someone who’s been around long enough to have seen it all. Even if your divorce includes an unusual element, such as an exotic pet, an attorney with 20 or more years of experience can use her expertise to find a suitable solution.
  • Excellent Reputation: When deciding whether to hire a divorce lawyer, you should take a careful look at past clients’ testimonials, as well as any other evidence of that lawyer’s reputation. For example, family law attorney Marilyn Moreno was voted one of the best family law attorneys in Santa Clara County for seven years in a row. She was also voted one of the 50 “superlawyers” in northern California by superlawyers.com. If a divorce attorney has done well for others in the past, there’s a good chance she’ll do well for you, too.
  • Focus on Family Law: There are a lot of attorneys out there who try to net the most clients by practicing several areas of law. Since family law is so complicated, you’ll achieve the best result if you hire a lawyer who has dedicated her career to helping couples get through the difficult divorce process.

If you’re looking for a skilled divorce lawyer in the San Jose area, contact Moreno Family Law. Our divorce attorneys are well-acquainted with the struggles of divorce, and have the knowledge and temperament necessary to help you and your spouse reach a suitable agreement. Call us today at (408) 266-9011 to get started.

 

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