Having practiced Poughkeepsie divorce law for 23 years choosing the right attorney to handle your Dutchess County case is not an easy task. I routinely take over cases from other Poughkeepsie Divorce attorneys who know the law but are not able to get along with the clients or have handed the case off to a less experienced person in the Dutchess County law firm. I often refuse to take on a Poughkeepsie separation case because I feel the expectation of the client is not realistic and I will be unable to meet their expectations and thus result in a poor attorney client relationship.
This leads to RULE #1 in choosing a Poughkeepsie divorce attorney: Meet with the attorney who you are going to work with and ask them questions. A few of the questions which would seem to be common sense are rarely asked,
A. How long have you been doing this for?
B. Have you ever done a trial?
C. Are you the attorney who is going to work on my case? They may sound good, look and smell good, but is this bait and switch to a less experienced or different associate.
You have an absolute right to know who is going to be working on your Poughkeepsie divorce case because in the most difficult time in your life this is the person who you are going to have a relationship with as yours is breaking apart. If you don’t meet the Dutchess County attorney who is handling your case at the intake you don’t hire that firm!
D. What are the issues you see in my Poughkeepsie divorce and how can you help me?
These are just the basic common sense questions that should be asked at all interviews with a Dutchess County family attorney. It all relates back to RULE #1: Meet with the Poughkeepsie family attorney who is going to handle your case and see if he or she is right for you.