20 Questions to Ask Your Divorce Attorney


The game "20 Questions" is usually played at parties, but a modified version of this game can be helpful when you're trying to choose an attorney to represent you during your Pasadena divorce.

It's generally recommended that you meet with three to five attorneys before choosing legal representation. Here are some questions you should ask during your initial meeting.

  1. Where did you attend law school?
  2. How long have you been practicing as an attorney?
  3. How many divorce and/or custody cases have you handled?
  4. How many of your cases were contested?
  5. How many of your cases went to trial?
  6. How many of your cases have involved appeals?
  7. Did any of your cases involve the use of expert witnesses?
  8. Are you familiar with local family court judges and how they typically rule?
  9. How do you feel about the use of mediation during settlement negotiations?
  10. If you charge a retainer, how much is it and what does it cover?
  11. Do you charge an hourly fee or a flat fee for the entire case?
  12. Are there ways in which I can assist you to help keep costs down?
  13. Will you provide me with copies of any documents you file or receive that relate to my case?
  14. Are you willing to put our agreement regarding fees and the work you will perform in writing before we begin?
  15. Have you or anyone employed by your firm represented my spouse or anyone associated with him/her?
  16. How will I be kept informed of developments that concern my case?
  17. How much input will I have in developing a strategy for handling my case?
  18. If you are my attorney, will you be the only person working on my case? If not, what will the other people involved be doing?
  19. How many other cases will you be working on at the same time you're handling my case?
  20. Are you available via phone or email if I have any further questions?

How Can We Help?

Please call our office at (626) 683-8113 or email us at info@PasadenaLawOffice.com if you are in need of legal representation during your divorce. Our Pasadena family law firm can help ensure that you receive a fair settlement as quickly and painlessly as possible.