What to Really Ask The Best Divorce Attorney or Custody Lawyer in NJ

By Santo Artusa on March 24, 2020

What should you really ask a divorce or custody attorney near me in Hudson County, New Jersey to determine who is the best divorce or family law/custody lawyer for you is?

First, ask yourself what is best for you for your ideal divorce or family law attorney? Is it someone aggressive? Someone able to negotiate? Is it based on cost? Based on experience in the divorce or family law field? Is it best to have a free consultation or a paid consultation to determine the right fit for me? (We offer Both- Free is 10-15 minutes and is based on generic information that you provide, while Paid is 30-60 minutes and is custom to your case). The list goes on and on. I've written the following questions as if I was searching for a divorce or child custody attorney by me or in Hudson County, New Jersey. 

  1. How many divorce or family law cases have you handled in Hudson County, New Jersey?
  2. How many years have you practiced in Hudson County regarding child custody or divorce?
  3. Why do you practice family law and divorce law in New Jersey?
  4. Where did you go to school? What training is most relevant to your work?
  5. Have you handled a case with similar facts as mine? If so what was the result? 
  6. Have you won those cases? Lost? Would you do anything differently now? 
  7. How would you handle the case from the start?
  8. Can you handle my case quickly? 
  9. Which documents can I provide you with to help my case? 
  10. My case goals are XXXXX, what do you think about those goals? 
  11. How long do you think the case will take? 
  12. Will you handle the case or someone else in the firm?
  13. What is your retainer? 
  14. How often do you bill clients? 
  15. What do you bill for? 
  16. What's the best way to reach you for advice and updates?
  17. Do you have flexible office hours? 
  18. Why should I choose you or why would you take my case?

The above are just some important questions to help you determine who the best divorce or family law attorney by you (me) in Hudson County, New Jersey is. I hope this helps you and if you need me for a consult, I offer virtual, phone and in-person consults. Call 973-337-9643. 

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