When you’re looking for a divorce attorney, it can be easy to fall into the trap of a local attorney. They seem like they’ll be more affordable, and perhaps like you’ll receive more personal attention to your case which seems like it might be beneficial. Unfortunately, these ideas may not be correct.
A small-town attorney may never in their career handle as many divorce cases as a firm in a larger town. Although the fee is higher, you will be paying for years of experience handling dozens of cases similar to yours and a team with exceptional experience. It’s important to weigh the lower cost versus the higher experience. If your case has complications such as a large asset pool or child custody, you may find that the benefit you will gain from seeking a more experienced divorce attorney will outweigh any savings or personal attention you may receive from your small town divorce attorney.