Before you engage a divorce lawyer in Singapore, you should find out the following:
Has he or she done your type of case before?
When looking for a divorce lawyer in Singapore, you should, in your discussions, try to find out whether he or she has handled your type of case before. You can do this by listening carefully to his or her responses or even ask him or her directly whether or not he or she has gone through your type of situation before.
What are your options and what are the pros, the cons and the risks?
Do not hire a divorce lawyer in Singapore and insist on what you want out of the divorce.
You should ask for advice and the divorce lawyer in Singapore that you hire should be able to advise you on your options and also the advantages and disadvantages and risks that each option involves.
What strategy, tactics and approaches would he or she propose to settle the case?
Generally, a settlement (that is acceptable to you) is better than a legal fight.
This is because in a settlement, you get to control and decide on the terms and conditions that you settle on. IN a legal fight, even though you and your divorce lawyer can try to influence the outcome, your spouse and his or her lawyer can also do so and in the end, it is the judge that decides on the terms and conditions in the court order.
Thus, before hiring a divorce lawyer in Singapore, you should find out his or her strategy, tactics and approaches to try and achieve a settlement.
How long does he or she think the case will take?
Similarly, before hiring a divorce lawyer in Singapore, you should ask for advice on how long your case is likely to take. This is so that you can be mentally prepared for this and also make whatever arrangements that need to be made (eg, alternative accommodation, etc.)
How does he or she charge for the work that will be done?
Also, before hiring a divorce lawyer in Singapore, you should first find out how he or she charges. It is, of course, better to engage a divorce lawyer whose method of charging is made clear in advance.
Finding a divorce lawyer in Singapore:
To find a divorce lawyer in Singapore, call 6535 1800 now for a No Obligation discussion.
The above is not legal advice and should not be taken as such.
Lam & Co. (Advocates & Solicitors): An International and Singapore divorce law firm.
We can help by addressing your questions and speaking about how to move forward.