Many marriages in the US end with divorce. In the United States, the jurisdiction of divorce is under state of residence governments. The legal process usually includes; child custody, child support, sharing property and debt and spouse support. There are two approaches to divorce; at-fault divorce and no-fault divorce. The state of Connecticut is one of the 18 American states with the least divorce. Only 10.6% of the residents are divorced.
When to Get a Divorce
- When being on your own makes you happier than being with your spouse
- When counseling fails
- When you are being abused physically or emotionally
- When you feel unable to stay monogamous
- When you are and your spouse are unable to resolve conflicts
- If you, having considered the possibility objectively, feel that you are ready and willing to handle it.
Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
Deciding if you Need a Lawyer
Some divorce cases do not need lawyers. If you and your spouse are able to agree on the terms of divorce, then it will save you the cost of having to hire lawyers. It is, however, important to be sure that your spouse is not keeping any information in an attempt to shortchange you. If the honesty of your spouse is questionable, or they threaten you directly or indirectly, you definitely need a lawyer.
Research on the Best Lawyers in Connecticut
You can get recommendations for good family lawyers from friends, family or on the internet. Get as many recommendations as you can before you finally settle for one that suits your needs.
Find out More About the Lawyers
Once you have recommendations, it is time to get as much information as possible about all your options so that you can decide on one. Get information about their past cases, biography, backgrounds and rates. Visit their websites and find out as much as you can. Choose lawyers that seem relatable, unbiased and good at their job. This should help you narrow your options more.
Check Their License and Practice Record
Even though they may seem suitable, some lawyers may have too many complaints against them. Eliminate them from your list of options.
At this point, your list will be short. Conduct personal interviews with each one of the lawyers. Find out everything you need to know about them. While at it, observe how dedicated they seem to be and their general demeanor. Compare them to each other and decide on one. Your decision should be informed by their qualifications and rates.
Inform the other candidates that you have decided to hire someone else and hire your preferred lawyer as soon as you can. Let them issue you with detailed explanations of the representation.