What questions should I ask a potential divorce attorney?
  • How long have you been practicing family law? Is there a particular area you focus on?
  • What percentage of your practice is family law? What other types of law do you practice?
  • What is your style as an attorney?
  • Are you familiar with the Judge that will be assigned to my case?
  • Are you familiar with the other attorney(s) involved in my case?
  • In your opinion, what is the best outcome in a case like mine?
  • What is your hourly rate? What increments do you charge in?
  • What will the costs associated with my case be (other than your hourly rate) and how will those costs be paid?
  • How will a case like mine proceed in court?
  • How long will a case like mine take?
  • Can you explain some of the legal concepts that relate to my case: custody, parenting time, child support, maintenance, attorney’s fees, etc.?
  • Have you handled a case like mine before?
  • Will anyone else be working on my case? What are the fees for their services?
  • How will you communicate with me?
  • Will I be able to get ahold of you in case of an emergency? What constitutes an emergency in your opinion?
  • What should I be doing now to protect myself?
  • What are you expectations of me?
  • Why are you the best attorney for my case?

About Abigail Green

Abigail Green is an attorney based in Louisville, KY. She is a founding partner of Kellner Green, PLLC and practices primarily in the areas of family and divorce law.