Men need a family law attorney who is experienced in the issues that matter most to them, with the proven experience to guide them toward their goals. You want someone who is going to explain your options and help you choose the best path forward.
With that said, as you interview different attorneys and firms, be on the lookout for attorneys who sugar-coat your chances of success by making unreasonable promises. If a lawyer promises you a speedy divorce and full custody before you have given them any substantial documentation or details, consider that a red flag. To avoid this trap, look to retain a divorce lawyer who will candidly review your options and provide a realistic probability of success based only on the unique facts of your case.
Watch out for attorneys who seem to be over-promising. They probably are and you may end up paying for this with a divorce settlement that is far from your desired outcome.
Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Law Group in New Jersey. She is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.