Choosing a divorce attorney can feel like an overwhelming prospect. You know you need someone who will give you the objective advice you need, the compassion you deserve and the representation necessary to protect your interests — but, how do you know you’ve found that person?

Here are some signs that you’re on the right track:

1. The attorney focuses on family law.

Particularly if you expect your divorce to be complicated due to the number of assets you hold, custody issues, support issues, domestic violence or other complicating factors, you want an attorney who is devoted to family law. While many attorneys can handle uncontested or uncomplicated divorces, complex family situations require a greater level of experience.

2. The attorney levels with you.

Your attorney’s job is partially to be objective about your situation. It’s natural for you to be caught up in the emotions of your situation — but your attorney should be able to look past the emotions and tell you what you can expect in practical, no-nonsense terms. An attorney who just tells you what you want to hear is not doing you any favors.

3. Your attorney helps you figure out your goals and focus on them.

Every divorce is largely a financial process, so knowing your goals is important. Your attorney should be able to help you identify realistic goals and a strategy to get there — and know how to stay focused around those goals.

Our firm has more than 75 years of combined experience helping people navigate their way through high-asset divorces and related issues. We listen to your goals and needs and explain all your options — while aggressively protecting your rights and interests. For more information, please explore our site further or contact us directly.