How to Hire the Right Divorce Lawyer

How to Hire the Right Divorce Lawyer

Marisa didn’t understand why her divorce was taking so long. After all, she had hired her favorite cousin, Vincent, to represent her. He had been an attorney for years and had even handled her most recent personal injury claim. With something as important as the dissolution of your marriage, you don’t just need any attorney – you need to hire the right divorce lawyer. You’ll need to look for a few important things.

Practice Areas

Lawyers often specialize, just like doctors. Your podiatrist and dermatologist may both be extremely skilled, but you wouldn’t want them to handle a heart transplant. Likewise, your real estate or criminal law attorney may not be the best person to handle your divorce.

With divorce cases, you need an attorney who specializes in divorce. This type of attorney knows California divorce law and probably even knows local court staff and judges. Hiring the right divorce lawyer could help your divorce proceed smoothly and end with a resolution that’s good for you and your family.


Chances are,  you will look at an attorney’s website before deciding to set up an appointment. In fact, websites can be a rich source of information while you make this important decision.

Testimonials and results may give you an idea of your attorney’s skill level. For example, client results on Judy Burger’s website specifically note her ability to fight for her clients and to address her client’s complex financial issues. Even opposing lawyers say that she is a passionate advocate for her clients.

You may also see that your potential lawyer has taken additional steps to prepare for handling divorce cases. For example, attorneys may become a California Certified Family Law Specialist, which could help you reach a thorough and efficient conclusion.

Personal Attention

Bigger firms that don’t specialize in divorce may not be able to give your case the attention it deserves. A firm with a smaller caseload that focuses only on divorce and related issues may be better able to address your needs.

We Can Help When You Need to Hire the Right Divorce Lawyer

Divorce cases are full of important and stressful issues. When you face child support, spousal support, and property division issues, look for experienced and knowledgeable advice.

Please call us at (415) 293-8314 to schedule a confidential appointment with one of our attorneys. Ms. Burger is a California Certified Family Law Specialist and founder of the Law Offices of Judy L. Burger. We assist clients in California’s Northern to Central Coast, including San Francisco, Beverly Hills, Gold River, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura/Oxnard, and surrounding communities.