How Our Attorneys Can Make Your Divorce Affordable
Going through a divorce can be an exhausting process if you do not have an attorney to assist you. The question becomes how do you find affordable divorce lawyers in Arizona. The good news is that we are here to help you find an affordable solution for your divorce. The best way to keep your costs down is not to retain an attorney to handle all aspects of your case but, instead, to hire a divorce attorney on a consulting basis. In this arrangement, your attorney will not enter a formal appearance in your case. Although that means you will have to go to court on your own, an Arizona divorce attorney who consults with you will prepare you for every hearing.
The majority of our clients hire us to handle the entire divorce. Other, more budget minded people, prefer to do as much of the work on their case as possible. These clients may handle everything and simply need to ask our advice from time to time while others want us to draft and file all of the documents and even communicate with the other spouse or their attorney. We are not an attorney of record and do not appear at any court hearings unless we are retained for that purpose. We wanted to expand our practice to help clients while decreasing their costs. Our cost effective divorce lawyers work with our clients to help them settle their case and complete the divorce or other family law matter. We will work with you and provide you with options to retain an attorney for at a much lower cost to you.
Divorce Consulting Lawyers
A consulting divorce attorney can also lay out all the steps and paperwork you are required to complete to get a divorce, whether you settle your case or take your case to trial. A consulting divorce attorney can explain all the laws and rule that apply to your case and even provide you with advice on what will happen if you take your case to trial and what you should offer to settle your case. A good consulting attorney can even provide you with the specific appellate law and other Arizona divorce laws you can use when you correspond with your spouse or his or her attorney. He or she can also complete all of the documents for your entire divorce case and walk you through the Arizona divorce process for you to sign and file with the court.
Another alternative to representing yourself in court would be to hire an attorney who provides consulting services during your divorce, but will also enter a limited notice of appearance to represent you at any court-ordered mediations or the final trial of your case. So long as you have followed the rules as outlined by your affordable divorce lawyer and the case is properly prepared for trial, most attorneys will be able to represent you at trial; albeit most attorneys want to have personally built your case before taking over just before trial. If you have worked with an affordable divorce lawyer from the beginning of your case, you and the attorney should be able to agree on the terms of that attorney taking the case over before trial if necessary.
Hiring a Divorce Consulting Lawyer
Divorce is a very emotional time in a person’s life. It is certainly not a time when you can afford to make costly mistakes. Although some divorce and family cases are simple, many more are not as clear-cut as people might believe. If you don’t want to hire an attorney to represent you in all aspects of your case, you should hire a divorce attorney on a consulting basis to steer you clear of costly mistakes. You will have a greater peace of mind knowing you are getting great advice at an affordable cost. The reason why most people hire us as divorce consultants is to help them get through a divorce as economically as possible.
A person looking to save on attorneys fee in a divorce can simply call law firms and ask if they provide consulting services in a divorce. However, you should still ask the attorney with whom you speak about his years of experience and understanding of divorce and related family laws. Our divorce attorneys have decades of experience and have the knowledge to give you the right advice and personally guide you through the divorce process in Arizona
When Should You Hire a Consulting Attorney
As soon as possible. I know that is going to sound self-serving, but the sooner you know what the likely outcome of your case the sooner you will be able to resolve the case. Without this information at the beginning of a case, you make take positions on certain issues that you either cannot retract from later or may negatively impact the rest of the case. Getting an attorney who can guide you through the divorce from the very beginning will avoid mistakes in your case.
The Arizona divorce attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC offer divorce consulting services to people who want the protection of receiving legal advice and assistance on their case without incurring the additional fees an attorney would charge if your case had to go to trial. We may even be able to represent you at trial if your case does not settle.
Please call the Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona divorce attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC at (480)305-8300 if you would like to speak to one of our experienced divorce consulting attorneys about your Arizona divorce or other family law case. We are ready to help you get you through your divorce in a very economical way.
Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about keeping your divorce affordable to ensure everyone has access to information about divorce lawyers in Arizona. Chris is a divorce and child custody attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a divorce should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through in a divorce.