Finding a great divorce lawyer in New Jersey can be a challenging process. While most people want the divorce to be over as quickly as possible, they also want a lawyer that is going to work hard to protect their interests. There are, however, certain types of attorneys to avoid and especially when your divorce involves children. Understanding how these lawyers work will help you to avoid a painful divorce.
The Lawyer that’s Gearing Up for a Fight
Some lawyers just like to be adversarial and fight. They use phrases like “destroy” and “take to the cleaners.” They promise that they will use every tactic possible to ruin the other litigant. Their sole purpose is to make the other client’s life hell. If you agree with this line of strategy, it might be a sign that you need to re-evaluate your ability to act with integrity in the divorce process.
Setting out to destroy your former spouse will only destroy your children. Often attorneys create so much animosity between the spouses that one parent will completely walk out of the child’s life permanently. If your lawyer is bent on making the other parent’s life miserable, you run the risk of permanently destroying your child’s life.
The Lawyer that Does Not Communicate
If it is hard to get your attorney on the phone, or he is rarely available for a meeting, it can be difficult to make progress on your case. Your attorney should have open lines of communication that make it easy for you to talk to him when necessary. If he or she is not immediately available, they should have an assistant that can take messages and relay them effectively. It pays to get to know your attorney well before you hire them for your case.
When it comes to hiring a divorce attorney, knowing which ones to avoid will make all of the difference in the outcome of your case.