If you are going through or about to go through a divorce in Oklahoma, the last thing you want to do is pick an inadequate and inexperienced Tulsa divorce lawyer.
While there are numerous family law attorneys out there to choose from, picking a well-established, professional and experienced Tulsa divorce lawyer needs to be a top priority of yours in the beginning stages. By selecting a proven Tulsa divorce lawyer, you will better ensure that your personal and financial needs are being properly protected.
The Oklahoma law firm of Fry & Elder knows the selection process of picking a good Tulsa divorce lawyer can be a difficult one so here are a few tips on how to avoid picking the wrong divorce attorney.
Avoid choosing a lawyer who does not regularly practice family law
There are a lot of attorneys out there who consider themselves to be a jack-of-all-trades attorney. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, family law, particularly cases that involve minor children, often involves a lot of technicalities and strategies that differ from other scopes of law. You will want to hire an attorney who regularly practices family law. Additionally, family law court usually incorporates the same judges. Attorneys who regularly practice family law will have a better sense of the judge’s tendencies and how they rule on particular issues.
Avoid hiring a Tulsa divorce lawyer who doesn’t have time for you
This may seem like common sense, but it a little trickier than that. During your initial consultation with an attorney, he or she is of course going to tell you that they have time for your case and that it will be a priority for them. Here’s a trick. See if this attorney will provide you with his or her cell number to call after business hours or call the office after business hours and see how fast you get a return phone call.
Avoid hiring or even interviewing a lawyer when you are highly emotional
We are emotional people, and emotions often rear their head when going through a divorce or separation. There is just no way around it. Still, even though you need to be proactive in looking for a Tulsa divorce lawyer, you need to make sure your emotions are under control when go in for an initial consultation. This will better ensure that you are able convey all the facts and issues about your divorce that your attorney will need to know to prepare the best legal strategy for you.
Experience the Fry & Elder difference
For over 40 year, Fry & Elder has been synonymous with Oklahoma family law. Tulsa divorce lawyer Robert G “Hap” Fry is considered one of the best in practicing divorce and child custody cases in Oklahoma. He has been named to SuperLawyers® every year since 2007 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers™, which means that he is recognized by both the bench and bar as a leading practitioner in the area of matrimonial law.
Additionally Fry & Elder attorneys M. Shane Henry, Luke Barteaux and Aaron Bundy have all been selected as Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™.
The firm was named to the U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Law Firms for 2015 and Fry, James R. Elder, Henry, and Bundy have all received the coveted AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which Martindale-Hubbell says is, “a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.”
Contact Fry & Elder today to set up a personal consultation with a proven and experienced Tulsa divorce lawyer.