If you’re looking for a divorce attorney, you’re most likely overwhelmed and struggling with many things at the same time. Life is complicated enough when everything is going smoothly, and even more challenging during a separation or divorce.

While everyone is different and each individual needs personalized support from their divorce lawyer that’s attuned to them, there are some questions that can help guide your initial consultation when seeking to file for divorce in Texas.

Important Questions to Ask At Your Consultation

Let’s take a look at the questions you might want to ask at your initial consultation with one of our family law attorneys.

Questions to ask your divorce attorney

  1. Do you practice family law exclusively? This answer should be a yes or at least 75% of their practice.
  2. How long have you been practicing? Ensuring that your divorce goes quickly and as painless as possible with the proper support from your family law attorney can have a major impact on your emotional state throughout the process. At Marx, Altman & Johnson, we’ve been practicing for more than 20 years and are equipped to assist clients from all backgrounds.
  3. What is your retainer? That depends on the type of divorce we file. Agreed divorces are much cheaper than contested.
  4. What is your hourly rate & billing terms? We help hundreds, if not thousands of clients every year and make sure that you pay based on the service you provided. All of our costs are up front.
  5. How much will my divorce cost? Our prices are easily available on our page on the cost of divorce and start as low as $225.
  6. What do you think the outcome will be? This really depends on you and your spouse. If they’re amiable throughout the process and their attorney keeps it simple, this can be quick. Otherwise, it may get messy.
  7. Will you work with my spouse’s divorce lawyer or will you fight them? We always seek a fast resolution for our clients. If both parties work together to make it quick and painless, so will we. However, if the case requires it, we will always fight for our client.
  8. What percentage of your cases go to trial? We very, and I mean extremely rarely go to trial.
  9. What happens if we have to go to court? We’re well experienced in building a case for our clients and generally have favorable outcomes.
  10. How long does it take to get a divorce? As short as a few days. Sometimes more than a year in extreme cases.