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How to Tell If You’re Working with a Good Divorce Attorney

It may be difficult to determine if your divorce lawyer is representing you well, as you may not have gone through the divorce process before. If you have any doubts at all about the quality of your legal counsel’s service, consider the following points:

Your attorney explains the steps of the divorce process

You should not feel confused or intimidated by the divorce process. While it is natural to be stressed out or emotional, you should at least understand what is happening throughout the process. A good divorce attorney will keep you informed on the steps you will need to take.

Your attorney meets deadlines

There are many important deadlines throughout the divorce process. Your lawyer should consistently meet or beat these deadlines. You should not feel as though your attorney has not met all necessary deadlines.

Your attorney seems prepared

Divorce attorneys should be fully prepared for just about any outcome or snag in the process at any time. They have likely worked through many divorces before yours and have seen cases go countless different ways. Being prepared for just about anything that comes up is the mark of a reliable divorce attorney.

Your attorney stays in touch with you

If you are going to have a good working relationship with your divorce attorney, the lines of communication must be open. Your lawyer should always keep you in the loop about everything that’s happening in your case, and you should be able to get in touch with him or her. You should also expect a reasonably prompt response to any questions you’ve posed.

To receive the dedicated guidance and advice you need as you approach your divorce, meet with an experienced Minnesota family law attorney at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. today.

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  • "Tori had a thorough understanding of my situation and made excellent recommendations to resolve my concerns. She was persistent on communication and handled everything in a very timely manner. I would definitely hire her again in the future if needed." - M.K.

  • "With Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A., it is like having a family physician. They are all knowledgeable, thorough, comforting, and the only call I need to make for all my legal needs for many years to come. No matter what the matter, I totally trust their advice and commitment to me and my family." - J.N.

  • "Mary from APH Law helped me thru a difficult divorce. She and the entire staff was there for me every step of the way helping me on what to do next. They listened to what I wanted and helped me achieve what matter the most to me in the divorce settlement." - Dana C.

  • "I chose APH after my initial consultation with Mary. I felt my best interest would be represented. The entire process went excellent, the attorneys and staff communicated effectively and efficiently with me throughout the process as they needed to. Being new to the legal process and verbiage, they walked me and talked me through the next steps and the jargon, I felt completely comfortable and represented. I hope I never have to use legal services again but if I do I will call Mary at APH Law and know that I will be taken care of." - Jeff M.

  • "Divorce is a time of emotion and stress. Mary Pfeifer , My lawyer was professional and compassionate. She was very informative through the process. Her insight helped me in my decisions. She worked hard to obtain a settlement which was fair to both parties. Though, I hope I won't need her help again. It is reassuring to know a good person that is willing to help." - Rod S.

  • "I first came to Ms. Jacquelyn Lutz of Appelhof, Pfeifer and Hart in October of 2016. It was definitely the worst time in my life and she compassionately spoke with me about my options. Ms. Lutz thoroughly explained the laws, statutes, process and what to expect going forward. What was supposed to be one case, turned into three intricate cases that took a huge toll on me and my family. Ms. Lutz represented me in court on all three cases with a vast knowledge of the laws and how to proceed accordingly. During all three cases she kept me informed, calm, gave me resources to utilize, and (most important) gave me a realistic view of what may come next. Ms. Lutz knew each case required a great deal of knowledge and creative thinking on how to legally proceed forward with each case. My family and friends are forever grateful for the amazing representation by Ms. Lutz. I highly recommend Ms. Lutz for anyone needing or considering superb representation for any kind of family law. " - M.H.

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