One of the most important tools that you can have on your side in a divorce
or family law case is a seasoned divorce attorney. You want a legal professional
that will take the time to advocate on your behalf in the most reasonable
and ethical way possible. Since your attorney will be your representative,
you want to maintain open, honest, and clear lines of communication with
them throughout the process.
What do I look for when hiring an attorney?
There are many attorneys across Oregon that you can choose to protect your
legal rights. But just because someone is licensed to practice family
law does not mean that they are the best option for you. During these
daunting times, you may feel like picking the first attorney you find.
However, you should keep in mind that this person will be representing
you over several months and needs to be someone that you are completely
When choosing a divorce attorney, make sure they have the following crucial
Experience. Make sure the attorney you choose has handled cases like yours. The more
that they are prepared to handle, the better the overall experience will
be. You can also check to make sure they have a good track record and
are currently qualified to practice family law.
Communication ability. You will have concerns and questions that arise during the process, and
you must be able to access your attorney for counsel. In addition, they
must keep you updated on what is happening with your case through clear
Affordability. Sometimes, quality is truly measured with price. The cheapest attorney
may not provide all the services you need. Conversely, an attorney that
charges exorbitantly high fees may not be honest or is simply overcharging.
Accessibility. You attorney is likely handling more than one case at a time, but they
still need to devote the appropriate amount of time to your case. This
may mean delegating tasks to others in the event of an emergency.
Proven qualifications. Knowing where your attorney went to school, what their licenses are,
and professional accreditations and memberships can ensure high-quality
Composure. The way your attorney carries themselves inside and outside of the courtroom
can have an outcome on the case. Being calm, cool, and collected at all
times can go a long way.
Finding an attorney to handle your sensitive divorce can be stressful.
Our firm understands that. The legal team at McKinley Irvin holds ourselves
to the highest standard of care and can advocate for you every step of the way.
Contact our Oregon offices to schedule a consultation.