New Jersey Divorce Attorney on Choosing the Best Lawyer for Your Case
Choosing a New Jersey Divorce Attorney is not an easy task. Begin by asking people you know, such as family and friends, “Who has gone through the process? Who did they use? What did they like? What did they dislike?” Then, do your own due diligence. Read. Go online. Look up the individual. In today’s world, everything is online. Find a person with an online presence, and one with experience.
You should choose an experienced attorney. If you’ve been married for one year, and you have no children or assets, you don’t generally need someone with 20 years of experience. That may be unnecessarily costly – unless that 20-year attorney has the ability to deal and work with clients that don’t have that many issues.
For example, I’m a partner here at Weiner Lesniak. I’ve practiced for about 20 years. I frequently have potential clients come in and I say, “You can’t afford my hourly rate, and you don’t need my hourly rate – nor do you need me, for that matter. One of my firm’s associates can handle your case. I’ll be the general in the background, take care of any problems, and answer any questions you have. I also control the time devoted to the case. I can look on as a big picture person with the experience to say, ‘Okay, we can do this. We can do this. We can do this.’ Work with my associate here, and we’ll get the job done. These are the costs. This is what we’re looking at.”
In choosing your New Jersey Divorce Attorney, you’ve really got to figure out what you have, and what you need to be decided. Let’s go to the opposite extreme. If there are children, assets, debt, a long-term marriage – every possible issue – you’d better get an experienced attorney. Don’t hire somebody who hasn’t learned what they’re doing by way of amassing the experience to do it.
The outcome of this process has a lot to do with the experience and choices you and your attorney make as you go through the steps. Having an experienced attorney is invaluable when you have a lot of issues to resolve, especially from a big picture planning point of view, so-to-speak.
The final thing you need with the attorney you choose is a connection. You’ve got to like your attorney, or – if you dislike your attorney – you’d better respect that attorney and be able to connect with that person. Speak confidently and understand what they’re saying. Really, the connection with your lawyer is a real big factor. Also, know your own case, and its elements, such as children, assets, debts, et cetera. That’s the way it works.
Are you looking to obtain the best divorce lawyer for your case? Contact dedicated New Jersey Divorce Attorney Christopher Leon Garibian for guidance.
Christopher Leon Garibian, Esq. is a partner in the matrimonial and family law department of Weiner Law Group LLP. He has over 19 years of experience handling a multitude of Divorce and Family Law Matters throughout New Jersey. He is passionate about family law and takes pride in his ability to effectuate real change in the lives of his clients. He is certified by the State Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. If you are in need of an experienced Divorce Attorney or Family Law Attorney in NJ, contact us today for compassionate, long lasting legal solutions.