Divorce Litigation

We have litigation lawyers across China. Divorce litigation is an important legal sector we are engaged in.

You’ve decided your marriage is no longer a viable relationship, and you need to see about finding a good litigation attorney. But where do you begin? You don’t want to just randomly call attorneys in the phone book or go strictly by their website bios. You want to find an attorney with whom you are comfortable and whom you trust to act in the most competent and professional manner and in your best interests. Use these strategies to find a good litigation attorney and take the first step toward ending your marriage and getting on with your life.

Meet with more than one prospective litigation lawyer and interview them as you would interview anyone you would hire. If you do not feel that you like or connect with the lawyer, cross him off your list. You will need to work with this person on a matter that is very important in your life. You do not want to work on your life with someone you don't like or have a bad feeling toward. Go with your instinct.

Take into account the age, number of children and the relationships you and your spouse have with them. If your children are pre-teen and older, they may be brought into the proceedings to declare with whom they wish to live.

If you don’t have children or they are grown, you won’t need to be as concerned about finding an attorney specializing in family law.

If the litigation lawyer does not clearly explain what his/her fees are, when fees are charged, how and when you must pay fees, and what happens to any money you have paid in advance if you decide to part ways, cross the lawyer off your list. Your focus must be on getting through your case with your spouse, not adding another dispute with your lawyer.

Go to your litigation lawyer interviews with questions. Be as specific as possible. If you are spoken to in a condescending manner, or made to feel foolish for any question you ask, cross the lawyer off your list. Every client deserves to be treated with courtesy and respect. You need to feel that your lawyer is on your side. The last thing you need is to be insulted, berated or made to feel stupid by someone who is supposed to be supporting you.

Ask specific questions about your friends’ experiences communicating with the attorney. Were emails and phone calls promptly returned? Was the staff friendly and knowledgeable, an important factor should the attorney be unreachable when you have a question? How was the attorney in court – did he or she seem comfortable communicating with the other attorneys and the judge?

Were all terms clearly spelled out and all questions answered prior to the attorney requiring a retainer?

If the litigation attorney says or suggests that he/she can help you get "revenge" against your spouse by using the court process, cross the attorney off your list. Revenge is expensive when it comes to legal action. It takes time and money - both of which are contrary to your interest. Getting litigation is about dissolving your marriage in a manner that is equitable under the circumstance of the divorcing couple. It is not about revenge.

If the litigation lawyer says or suggests that any child of your marriage can be used as a bargaining chip or tool for demanding something else you want from the litigation, cross the lawyer off your list. This is lacking in integrity and respect for your child(ren). Plus, if it backfires, you could be the recipient of a very unexpected outcome in your case.

Never hire an attorney at your first meeting. One of the most common complaints from clients about their litigation lawyers is that the lawyer fails to return the client's telephone calls. Test this by calling the lawyer's office a couple of times before hiring him/her. If the lawyer or someone from the lawyer's office does not return your call within 1-2 business days, cross him/her off your list. At best, this is an indication that the lawyer does not have enough time to pay attention to you or your case. At worst, it is disrespectful and inconsiderate. Whatever the case, you should not tolerate it.

Use caution when you interview lawyers who offer a "free consultation". The primary goal of some "free consultation attorneys" is to get you into the office to sign on as a client after having a chit-chat session about why you should hire the lawyer rather than any real assessment of your case. Many lawyers will offer a free brief phone conversation that will assist both client and lawyer in getting to know each other. After any initial consultation, paid or otherwise, you should have a sense of the lawyer's strategy for your case and whether you believe this lawyer will work hard for you.

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