One of the questions that people ask is "do I need a divorce lawyer near me?". With a primary office in Chesapeake, VA, people are curious as to whether we go to other cities - Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, etc. The answer is always a resounding "YES!" to this question.
But getting back to the original topic for this post you do not necessarily need a divorce lawyer near you. In this digital age quite a bit of interaction can be done electronically. Whether it is via telephone, email or video chatting your divorce lawyer is figuratively like having a meeting in your home. So even though you may be stationed by the military in California and are going through a divorce in Virginia Beach or Norfolk, you can have your lawyer "near you". Also, you hopefully will not have to come in and visit with your attorney often.
There are advantages to having a lawyer near you. A personal touch and actual interaction with people can help ease your stress. Additionally, there are times when a divorce client wants to sit down face to face because of the rapport it can create.
Despite your divorce lawyer's physical location, the bigger question that you should be asking is how often your attorney appears in the Court where your case is going to be heard. There is an old saying - a good lawyer knows the law, a great lawyer knows the judge. What this means is the ability to predict what the Court may do in your situation. Predictability helps a client understand the probable outcomes and allows the attorney to prepare the case. Having practiced law in Virginia since 1998, Brian has been in almost every Courthouse in the 757 area code. This experience helps when handling your divorce.
For more information, feel free to visit our exclusive family law site for information on divorce, separation, child custody, child visitation, spousal support and child support at BrianThomasson.com.
If you have questions about your divorce or separation, give us a call at 757-454-2110 or go to our Contact page here to set up a free consultation with a lawyer.