I meet with several new clients each week. Each meeting is different. Some folks come to the office highly organized and ready to proceed. Others are not even sure if they want a divorce (divorce attorneys always know the best and worst marital counselors). Some come in, highly emotional, because their spouse is dictating the divorce.
It is more than difficult to find a divorce attorney who is right for you. First and foremost, the attorney must be competent. Second, they must understand the inclinations of the judges in the jurisdiction where a divorce trial may occur. Third, they need to understand custody, when that is relevant. Finally, and not to be understated, they must understand money.
Let's play some divorce "yes" or "no." Based on your answer, you will know what to do.
You are divorced, for better or for worse. You have been trying to make a to do list to close out everything related to your marriage. Let me provide you with a starter list-okay, maybe it is a bit more intense than that. The point is to get you thinking.
Whether in Howard County or elsewhere throughout the State of Maryland, if you want to decide whether to settle your case or go to trial, you want to make sure your family law attorney attends all of the latest seminars where Judges and Family Law Magistrates are teaching attorneys how to try cases before them.
Okay, that was your Google search. So, what are you really looking for in a divorce lawyer and how do you find it?
This blog is merely a conversation starter. When you read over the below short lists, think about where you fall within them.
Did I just read that right? Is that what you are thinking? I should actually want to pay alimony? I have always thought that I should fight paying alimony. Was I right?
I get asked this question a great deal, especially in high asset divorce cases, as well as indefinite and rehabilitative alimony cases. In Howard County, these issues arise often, as the fees for divorce can become extremely high in complex cases, as well as complex and high conflict child custody cases.
Howard County has five circuit court judges.