This is another post in our ongoing series about practical tips for you to consider when looking for a divorce attorney. As most of you know, I am an Augusta, Georgia divorce lawyer who practices law with my oldest son. Today, let's focus on two ways to find, or select, a good divorce attorney: first, the more traditional route of "letting your fingers do the walking in the yellow pages," and second, the growing trend of searching the internet for a good lawyer.1. THE OLD FASHIONED METHOD OF FINDING ATTORNEYS: LOOKING THROUGH PHONE BOOK ADS:
We talk frequently with clients and with other divorce lawyers about how people find their divorce attorneys. Frankly, while the trend may be toward searching through various internet advertisements, the good old-fashioned telephone book method still remains a common way in which many people still find their attorneys. If this is the route you choose to go in finding your divorce attorney, then I recommend that you look for lawyers, (like us), who offer a free intial consultation. Also, as we have emphasized before, you will still need to actually meet with your prospective divorce lawyer and "eyeball them," in order to ensure that he or she is the best lawyer for you!2. THE TREND TOWARD FINDING (DIVORCE) LAWYERS VIA THE INTERNET:
Without question, the trend is in the direction of finding a good divorce attorney via the internet. Most divorce lawyers realize this, too. As a result, there are an incredible number of internet sites featuring divorce attorney listings, along with specific divorce law firm websites, too. Frankly, as a practicing divorce lawyer, it makes it difficult to decide WHICH internet divorce lawyer listings we should pay to join! If you want to see what I mean, then simply google the words "divorce attorneys" and the name of your city! The list of potential lawyers clamoring for your attention would choke a horse!
But please also again remember this final point: No matter which method you use to find a good divorce lawyer, you should always first meet with that lawyer and size them up before you retain them to represent you in your divorce case!