In my over two decades as a divorce attorney I have seen clients handle their divorces extraordinarily well and I’ve also seen clients make some big mistakes in how they handled their divorce. Here are my five best tips on how to help your divorce lawyer do a good job on your case.Continue reading →
Tip #1 – Have a Clear Written Fee Agreement
Most experienced and effective divorce attorneys charge by the hour and require an advance retainer (lawyer speak for a deposit) that is paid at the beginning of the case. Fees and expenses will be charged against the retainer until it is exhausted, at which point the client will be responsible for any additional sums incurred.
Clients will sometimes seek an attorney who will represent them on a flat fee basis, thinking that this will save them money. The problem with this Continue reading →
Selecting a divorce lawyer to handle your case is a very important decision. The following are a few criteria for use in helping to decide on the right attorney.
Any divorce lawyer you consider should have substantial experience in handling divorce cases. Your lawyer should practice primarily (preferably exclusively) in the field of family law. Often people will hire a lawyer who practices primarily in some other area, thinking that any lawyer will do. However, Continue reading →
If you have been served with divorce papers and would like to schedule an initial consultation with one of the Morgan Law Firm attorneys please call our office at (512) 212-7878. Please make the staff member you speak to aware that you were served with papers and when that happened. If your papers included a notice of a hearing, also mention that and give the date of the hearing. Due to the approaching court deadlines after service we recommend you call rather than use the email contact form.
If you have been served with divorce papers there are two things you need to do right away: Continue reading →