Attorney David Iancu points out three things to look for in a Milwaukee divorce and family lawyer.
The lawyers at Karp & Iancu, S.C. strive to be among the best divorce lawyers Milwaukee. How do we do it and what do the other best Milwaukee divorce lawyers all have in common?
- Good Communication. By far the most common complaint that clients have about their attorneys is that the attorney simply doesn’t return the client’s e-mails and phone calls in a timely fashion, or perhaps, even worse, fails to return them at all. The best divorce lawyers recognize that divorce is an extremely stressful time in a client’s life; making a client wait around two weeks for a response is simply unacceptable and adds to a client’s stress. Nobody is perfect, but we try really hard to respond quickly to all of our clients and the other top Milwaukee family law attorneys do, as well.
- Tech-savvy. As technology has evolved, so has the practice of law. If your lawyer is still using a typewriter or doesn’t use e-mail, that lawyer can’t possibly represent his or her clients in a timely or efficient fashion. In the past few years, nearly all Wisconsin counties have shifted to an electronic filing system. What used to take our lawyers 30-45 minutes of billable time to prepare documents for filing with the court now takes minutes…but only if the lawyer and the lawyer’s staff is up to speed with technology. Make sure your lawyer is tech-savvy if you want efficient and responsive representation.
- Honest. Some clients want sugar coating; they want their lawyer to tell them what they want to hear. This simply results in disappointment when the final result inevitably is the opposite of the expectations set by the lawyer. The best divorce lawyers will always be honest and set proper client expectations. At Karp & Iancu, S.C. our lawyers are trained to give straight-talk. We will tell you what we actually think will happen, rather than what we think you want to hear; sometimes clients won’t hire us because of this, but we’d rather be honest up-front than take a client’s hard-earned money only to disappoint them in the end.
So, before you hire the first lawyer you found in your google search for the “best divorce lawyers near me,” make sure you take the time to assess whether the lawyer you’ve contacted seems to abide by the three characteristics mentioned in this article.
-Attorney David N. Iancu