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How to Select a Lawyer for Your Uncontested Divorce



Many couples who divorce are able to come to an agreement about the important issues such as the division of property, child custody and support. If you're one of these couples, congratulations! This arrangement, known as an uncontested divorce, is one of the simplest, fastest ways to get a divorce. But you and your spouse should each still hire an uncontested divorce lawyer to review your agreements and help you file the necessary paperwork.

If you have friends or family who have previously gotten divorced, you may already have the names of divorce lawyers in your area. But if you're looking for the names of additional attorneys, you've come to the right place. Attorneys.com is a service that can connect you to a divorce attorney in your area.

To begin the process, call us at 1-877-913-7222 or complete the form on our site. We'll ask some simple questions, then supply you with the name and contact information of an attorney in your area. This lawyer will contact you within two business days, or you can contact the lawyer at your convenience.

Meeting with an Uncontested Divorce Attorney

Once you have the name of an attorney, you should set up a preliminary meeting, called an initial consultation. This meeting is your opportunity to provide the attorney with a brief overview of your uncontested divorce and to get to know the attorney.

Before the meeting, you should make a list of the questions you'd like to ask the lawyer. Among the things to consider asking:

  • How much experience do you have representing clients in uncontested divorces?
  • How would you evaluate my divorce?
  • Do you have the time to represent me?
  • How much do you charge per hour?
  • Can you give me an approximate estimate of the total cost to handle my case, including fees, expenses and other costs? What work would be included in that fee?

Selecting a Lawyer for Your Uncontested Divorce

Once you've had a chance to talk to attorneys, it's time to hire a lawyer. Consider how each attorney answered your questions. Did they have the experience necessary to handle your uncontested divorce? Can you afford to pay their fees? Your divorce is an important and life-changing event. Even though you and your spouse have reached an uncontested divorce agreement, you still want to have a lawyer to review and offer advice. Above all else, you want to trust your uncontested divorce lawyer, and feel confident with his or her work.