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At the first sign of divorce, you may not know where to begin. If you have made up your mind to initiate the divorce, it can be difficult to know what attorney will be the best fit for your case.

If you were served with a divorce action, deadlines can add extra pressure to the mix. So what should you look for when seeking representation in Utah? Here are a few tips to help you find an attorney that can give you peace of mind.

1. Do Your Homework

Take some time to research attorneys online. You’ll be glad you did. Read reviews from actual clients. Find out how long the firm you are interested in has been in business. Look up how long the attorney has been practicing.

2. Review Their Areas of Law

There is a reason our firm doesn’t handle patent law, social security law, criminal law, along with family law. Could we really tell you family law is our specialty if we have to remain current on the law in all of these areas?

Family law changes all the time. There are constant updates to the law and cases that continue to push the boundaries of what is standard. If you have an attorney that isn’t up to date on family law, you may pay the price in the long run.

As the saying goes: “Jack of all trades, master of none.”

3. Consider the Worst-Case Scenario

Take some time to consider what would happen in a worst-case scenario. Generally, this may include looking at where the firm is located, as well as the size of the firm. Questions like “If I have to go to court am I willing to pay my attorney three hours of travel time to drive to court?” or “If something were to happen to my attorney, is there an associate with his firm that could readily assist with my case?”

4. Trust Your Gut

Throughout your journey of divorce, you will be disclosing a lot with your attorney. You should feel comfortable disclosing sensitive information to your attorney. You should also feel your attorney is easy to communicate with. Take time to consult with attorneys and make sure your personality meshes well with theirs.

Burton Law Firm is one of the only firms in the Weber and Davis area focusing solely on family law, so we’ve got the knowledge and the experience to get you a fair resolution. Divorce is overwhelming enough, but selecting the wrong attorney can make it more stressful and time-consuming. Take the time to select an attorney that is able to lighten your burden and get you results. Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys today.

Disclaimer: Using this site or communicating with Burton Family Attorneys through this site does not form an attorney/client relationship. This site is legal advertising only. Do not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to legal advice from your attorney or other professional legal services providers. If you have any specific questions about any legal matter, you should consult your attorney or professional legal services providers.