Choosing a Lawyer

People going through a divorce have many options when it comes to choosing a lawyer. Finding the right lawyer to guide you through this process can have a significant impact on the outcome of your divorce. The decisions you make today and throughout the proceedings are decisions most families will live with for years to come, particularly those relating to parenting time, child support, and finances. The right advice at the outset can help you make the right decisions today and in the future.

Here are a few things you should consider when hiring a lawyer:

  • Experience – Your attorney should be focused on divorce and family law.  This is a complicated area of law, particularly when children are involved.  Look for lawyers with experience, reputation, and references.
  • Candor – A good attorney gives you a candid assessment about your case and your chances on specific issues.  Your lawyer should be a pragmatist, offering realistic evaluations to speed resolution.
  • Children – If you have children, your attorney should make your children a priority and help you minimize the impact of divorce on them.
  • Focus – The right attorney will focus on the important issues, providing intelligently aggressive representation.  Avoid attorneys who promise to fight for everything and see divorce as a win or lose proposition.  That mindset disrupts resolution and hurts all parties to the process, especially children.
  • Demeanor – Your lawyer should answer your questions and be accessible to you, as well.  Look for a lawyer willing to take the time to do so.
  • Problem Solving Skills – Your attorney should identify problems and solve them – whether through counseling, wise advice, mediation, collaborative law, or possible trial.  A good attorney looks at all the options to solve a problem in order to minimize the impact of divorce, particularly on children.

An attorney with these skills will provide the right balance of aggressively intelligent representation, confidence, and comfort, whether you are in the early stages of dissolving your marriage, negotiating child support and custody agreements, or modifying an existing order.

Call us to schedule your confidential case evaluation and assessment today.

Divorce Matters® is a Denver Colorado divorce attorney law firm. We provide information and services including the divorce process through the courts, division of marital property, assets as well as debts and parental rights regarding biological and adopted children.

Our highly-accomplished divorce and family law attorneys practice throughout Colorado, including:
Adams County (Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Thornton, Westminster); Arapahoe County (Aurora, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Littleton); Boulder County; Broomfield County; Denver County; Douglas County (Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker); Elbert County (Elizabeth, Kiowa); and Jefferson County (Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, Morrison, Wheat Ridge).

Will is very attentive to his clients. I never had to wait more than a couple hours to get a reply to questions I had. He took the time to learn my case inside and out. He truly cares about his clients and their cases. - Brian, June 2015

Will is an excellent attorney with a lot of experience under his belt. We had several court appearances in Douglas County for my DUI case, and Will thoroughly prepared me for each appearance and the likely results. He is clearly respected by the more

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"Mr. Smith’s positive attitude and knowledge is impeccable. He has personally led me through some very difficult situations where my future fate seemed unrecoverable. His guidance and hard work have far exceeded my wildest more

"Kathlyn is a hard worker and smarter than almost any other attorney I know. She is also patient and explains everything very well! She is also very connected in the community both legally and personally - and has professional contacts in nearly every jurisdiction." - Amy, July 2013

"I hired Will to help me with a dispute. He quickly resolved the issue to my satisfaction and explained the process to me." - Client, July 2013

Mr. Smith is a tireless advocate for his clients. I highly recommend his services. - Craig

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