Oftentimes, during a divorce, everything is on the line. You may be fighting for you home, your children and your way of life, which is why it is so important to select an attorney who will represent you to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, too many attorneys act as though the fight ends once they’ve been hired, and many people end up with lawyers who seem great at first but turn out to be overworked or unfit for the job.


Below, you’ll find three signs to look for that could mean you need to find a new attorney. If you decide that it is time to find a family attorney in Lansing who has a strong work ethic and will fight to protect your interests, then give us a call.

At the Law Offices of Stuart R. Shafer, P.C., we have nearly four decades of experience in Michigan courtrooms, so you can rely on our experience and knowledge throughout the divorce process. If you are in the midst of a divorce and decide to switch attorneys, we will make the transition as quick and easy as possible. To schedule a consultation, please Call Us At 517-487-6603 Today!

1. Your Divorce Attorney Doesn’t Seem Knowledgeable

If your attorney seems stumped by even the most basic questions about your divorce or the divorce process in general, that is a problem. To ensure that your rights are protected in court, your attorney needs to know your rights in the first place. If they aren’t sure what compensation you deserve, then they are likely to be bullied by your spouse’s attorney.

2. You Don’t Feel Heard

Your attorney won’t understand your interests unless they listen to you. If they seem constantly preoccupied and begin to discuss a strategy that directly contradicts your goals, then you might consider finding an attorney that is more attentive. The Huffington Post advises that finding an attorney who really listens to you may be the most important criteria for a successful divorce.

3. You Feel Pressured Or Bullied

Being aggressive and intimidating is part of the attorney’s job—at least in the courtroom. Although it is important to find a lawyer who will not back down in court, they should be able to adapt their demeanor when speaking with you one on one. If you feel that your attorney is pushing you in a direction that you don’t want to go, don’t hesitate to start the search for new counsel.

Different personality types clash, and sometimes, an attorney and a client just don’t mesh. The stakes are too high for you to stick with someone who doesn’t seem to understand what your goals are or isn’t willing to do what it takes to help you reach them. If you feel that it is time for a change, Call Us At 517-487-6603 Today!