Divorce is not necessarily a pleasant experience for most people. Some may wish to simply be done with the process as quickly as possible. However, there may be a time that hiring a new divorce attorney and starting all over may be the best option. Texas residents who are wondering whether they need a new attorney should keep an eye out for a couple of red flags.
Communication can be vital when it comes to divorce proceedings. For those moving forward with divorce, it can be normal to be confused about certain aspects of the process. While it is unreasonable to expect a lawyer to answer every single phone call at all hours of the day or night, expecting questions and concerns to be addressed within a timely manner is not. When a busy schedule transcends to simply ignoring questions, it may be the point to move on to someone who has the time to properly address concerns.
When in the throes of a divorce, it is important to feel as though a divorce attorney is a partner when it comes to working through things. The attorney will always know the ins-and-outs of the court system and should have detailed knowledge of the law, but this should never be used in an attempt to intimidate a client. If at any point a person feels bullied by their attorney, the problem should be addressed immediately.
Much can be at stake in a divorce. With things like important assets, child custody and child support on the line, ensuring that a divorce attorney is the proper fit for the job may be one of the most important steps to take. If an attorney is unable or unwilling to properly address questions or concerns, or even uses their knowledge of the law to bully and intimidate a client, then these may be two signs that the fit is not right. Texas residents may be hesitant to make such a huge switch, but when dealing with something as serious as divorce, it is imperative to have the best legal aid possible.