Finding the right Orange County divorce lawyer to represent you in your divorce is extremely important. 

You’re already emotionally and mentally stressed, and you need someone who knows what they’re doing and has your best interest in mind. You need a lawyer who genuinely cares for you as a person, not just another case. 

Here at Hills Law Group, we understand that. We care about each and every one of our customers and embody multiple values that make us different and better than the rest. 

When trying to find a divorce lawyer, there are certain things to consider and make sure they have before deciding on them. We’re proud to say that we have all of the qualities we are about to list, so if you need a divorce lawyer, make sure to reach out on our contact page

1. Experience

It’s a no-brainer that you want someone with experience on your side. 

An experienced divorce lawyer will know the ins and outs of divorce law and be able to communicate everything that is going on with your case back to you in an easy-to-understand way. They’ll be able to confidently enter a courtroom and converse back and forth with the judge and the other attorney in the case. 

Certain lawyers may specialize in certain areas, such as separation from a domestic partner, divorce with kids or divorce from military personnel. Be sure to ask each candidate what kind of cases they have handled. 

2. Reviews 

One of the first things you should do when looking for a divorce lawyer is to see what people have to say about them. 

Reviews are powerful because they come from someone who has already worked with them in areas like divorce mediation and gives you insight into what other people think of them. Reviews are often very truthful, so if someone has a lot of negative reviews you might want to put them as a last resort. 

3. Personality 

You need a divorce lawyer with a good personality. They should be compassionate, kind, intelligent and confident in what they do. 

You should instantly have a connection with them when it comes to your case and be able to tell they have everything under control. If they seem rude or don’t have it together professionally, such as having a messy desk, these could be early signs the partnership isn’t going to work. 

4. Cost 

No matter how you play it, money is going to come up eventually, and you want to make sure you can afford the legal support you need. 

Some lawyers will charge prices that are outrageous and base it on their experience or special certifications. Some lawyers are paid hourly while others are paid in other ways. 

Be open and honest about the cost and fees associated with your lawyer. You should be comfortable talking to them about cost, and they should be upfront about everything. Stay firm on the fact that you expect them to be professional and not blindside you down the road. 

5. Your Comfort 

At the end of the day, it all comes down to how you feel. Are you comfortable? Do you feel like they know what they’re doing? Do you think they care about you as a person and want the best they can get for you? 

Once you’ve considered all of these things with different lawyers, narrow it down to three final candidates and comb through each of them. Really think about if they are someone who you could work with for the next however many months it takes to cement your divorce. 

Once you’ve weighed your options, go with your gut and choose the divorce lawyer that’s best for you.