When you’re looking to choose a divorce attorney, I think it’s very, very important that when you meet with your prospective counselor, you determine if there’s a connection between the two of you, if you feel you can work with that person. You also want to make sure that the person you’re interviewing with is the person who will handle your case. That’s very important.
You also have to remember that even if you start a case, and you have an attorney who’s been helping you, and you don’t like that attorney, you have the right to switch, and you should. I do do the arbitration cases for the fee arbitration for the Second Department, which is Rockland, Westchester Counties. It is interesting how many people will come and say, “The lawyer did this wrong. The lawyer did that wrong,” and they really don’t want to pay these fees.
My question will simply be, “Why didn’t you fire the attorney and switch attorneys?” Usually, they have no answer. Most people really don’t think about it. If you’re not getting along with your attorney, feel free to switch.