Questions to Ask a Divorce LawyerAug 09, 2018
To get divorced, you must file documents with the court. This doesn’t mean you have to fight or spend so much that you break the bank. You can save money and divorce amicably, even working with a lawyer.
That’s right. You don’t need to spend $20,000 OR MORE on a lawyer to get divorced. Before spending your kid’s RESP on divorce, STOP. There’s work to do before you hire a lawyer. Work that can save you money, and stress.
I’ve practised family law. I’ve been divorced, and I did it peacefully.
I know how the system works. To get divorced, you must file documents with the court. This doesn’t mean you have to fight or spend so much that you break the bank. You can save money and divorce amicably, even working with a lawyer.
That’s right. You don’t need to spend $20,000 OR MORE on a lawyer to get divorced. Before spending your kid’s RESP on divorce, STOP. There’s work to do before you hire a lawyer. Work that can save you money.
It begins with realizing you’re the CEO. This is your family. You’re the expert. You need a lawyer who matches your goals and values. When you see yourself as the CEO of your family, asking questions becomes possible and expected. Seeing yourself as a CEO takes you out of the perspective of seeing yourself as a failure. You can take charge. You don’t hire the first lawyer you speak to. You don’t have to hire the same lawyer your friend used.
Have you ever got a second opinion on a medical issue? Take the same approach when hiring a divorce lawyer. Then you’ll get a fair result that works for your family.
To be the CEO of your divorce, you need to interview a number of lawyers, BEFORE you pay a retainer (down payment for services) and sign an agreement.
You want someone who respects your role as CEO and the expert in your family, and who supports you in it. I help families like yours learn how to manage their lawyers so that the peaceful agreement they’ve worked so hard to put together is respected and honoured. Reach out if you have any questions about this process.
If you’re someone who likes to gather information before you contact someone, no worries. To help you be the CEO you are, I’ve created a very cost-effective mini-course. Once you sign up for it, you have access to 5 videos where I share the questions and explain why they’re important. It will take less than an hour to educate yourself, and to feel confident.
You’ll also receive a template CHEAT SHEET / INTERVIEW NOTES. It includes nearly everything you need to say to potential lawyers, and the interview questions. With this template, asking lawyers is easy. You’ll be ready to begin right away.
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