The Value of a Legal Consultation: what to do when you have questions to ask a divorce lawyer

August 12, 2020

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It seems as though you can find the answers to just about anything on the internet. However, when you (or someone you care about) have questions to ask a divorce lawyer, it’s best to speak directly with an attorney. You can surf the web for answers to questions like, “How is property divided in a divorce?” or “What does ‘uncontested divorce’ mean?” but you’re likely to come away with more questions than you started with.

An experienced attorney will be able to address your divorce or custody questions and concerns, providing you with more clarity and value than you’d likely find on your own.

Here are the most important reasons why.

Local Attorneys Know the Law.

The law can be complicated and can differ from state to state. A legal professional writing a blog in Georgia likely isn’t the best source for how to file for divorce in Nebraska. The law can also change frequently. An experienced attorney is knowledgeable on the most current laws of your state, and we know how to apply the current laws to your unique situation. Not knowing or understanding the laws of your state can drastically affect the outcome of your case.

Your Case Is Unique.

The details of your situation are likely not identical to anyone else’s, and the outcome of your friend’s divorce or custody matter may not be the outcome in your case. While having a support system is extremely important, never compare your court situation to anyone else’s. One factor in your case may create an entirely different outcome when compared to someone else’s experience. We support you discussing your case with your friends and family, but don’t get legal advice from them. Experienced attorneys have seen just about everything there are questions a divorce lawyer will ask (and answer) to better inform you in your particular situation.

We Understand Evidence.

An experienced family law attorney knows what evidence is important and relevant for your case. They also are skilled in gathering that evidence and using it to your advantage in negotiations and in court.

We Understand the Court Process.

Court rules differ from state to state, county to county, and even city to city. Experienced family law attorneys are well versed in the court processes in your particular area. Not fully understanding the court process in your area can be disastrous. For instance, filing something incorrectly or out of time can extend the length of your case or, in some cases, have it thrown out altogether.

You May Actually Save Money.

It is oftentimes cheaper to hire an experienced attorney first, rather than hire an attorney to fix a problem or mistake after the fact. Consult with an experienced local attorney and get it right the first time.

Stop Googling.

Our professional advice? Stop Googling your divorce questions and schedule a consultation with an experienced family law or divorce attorney. We can promise that an hour spent in a consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys will ease your mind and answer many of your questions. The value of a legal consultation is that you will receive tailored advice that is unique to you. Stop stressing over whether you have found the right answer on Google, because it’s likely you haven’t. Also, just because you have a consultation with a divorce lawyer doesn’t mean you have to do anything. Our consultations are confidential and no pressure.

For more information about what to expect during your consultation, check out our blog here. For more information about the divorce process, check out our blog here.


This article should not be construed as legal advice. Situations are different and it’s impossible to provide legal advice for every situation without knowing the individual facts. 


If you need help with a Nebraska or Iowa Divorce case, contact Hightower Reff Law today and come visit with one of the attorneys at the Omaha office. 

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