Finding the right divorce attorney can be very overwhelming, especially on top of the personal strain that you may be dealing with during this difficult time. However, you must remember that it is your life, your assets, and your children that depend on this process to run smoothly and successfully. Here are a few tips to help you make the best decision in selecting the right divorce attorney for you, whether you are in Costa Mesa or other parts of Orange County, California.

Ask yourself what you want and need before selecting your attorney.
Oftentimes, people may be so overwhelmed by the stress of their separation that they forget to ask themselves what they want out of the divorce process. Are you simply looking for a divorce attorney to help you through the legal procedures? Are you preparing for a custody battle? Will there be assets and other financial matters that you need to take care of in the process of your divorce? Knowing the kind of service and legal advice you need is crucial, so you don’t run into the problem of having to change lawyers while you are in the middle of divorcing your partner.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends and family.
Asking for advice from friends or family members who have gone through a divorce is usually very helpful.  They might be able to provide sound advice to help reassure you that everything will work out fine.

Look for an attorney who is experienced in divorce and family law.
One of the primary objectives in hiring an attorney is to provide you with honest legal advice to guide you through this very stressful process. Even if you believe that you and your spouse are splitting amicably, it is in your best interest that the divorce attorney representing you is an expert in divorce and family law, this way you’re represented in the best way possible.

Find a lawyer that specializes in divorce in your area.
If you are living in Costa Mesa, or any part of Orange County for that matter, it is crucial that you look for a local divorce attorney. Not only will they be more accessible to you, and save you time and money, but also family law and divorce attorneys in your area will be the most informed and experienced regarding laws in your particular jurisdiction.

Select a lawyer that you trust.
Having a divorce attorney you trust and you are comfortable with is vital to this process because you may have to disclose very personal information to them. You should not select your divorce attorney based on the size of their office or staff. Your divorce is far too important to be handled by a divorce attorney that you do not trust or have full confidence in representing you and your family.

Do you need legal advice regarding a divorce?  Contact Brian Bayati today for a consultation.

By: Bayati Brian

Brian A. Bayati has been named three times as a top Orange County divorce attorney by OC Metro Magazine. He graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a judicial extern to the U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit) and a public service mediator. Prior to founding Bayati Law Group, he was part of a civil litigation firm with offices across the nation. Bayati Law Group focuses exclusively on the practice of family law.