When it comes to choosing a prenup attorney, you have a lot of choices available to you. However, some attorneys are more experienced than others. Not only that, but some are likely to be a better fit for your personality than others. Because of this, you may need to shop around a bit before settling on a prenup attorney. It is a good idea to keep detailed notes when speaking with a prenup attorney to help guide your decision. Here’s what to consider as you conduct your search.
Attention to Detail
Prenups have a lot of minute details, and even tiny errors could cost you in the future. It is crucial that your prenup attorney have an eye for the small things to ensure everything is prepared and worded correctly.
To evaluate this quality in a potential attorney, pay attention to the little things during your initial consultation. Is the office clean and tidy? Is the attorney’s desk neat and organized? Are refreshments stocked in the waiting room, if offered? While these details may not seem relevant to your prenup, they do speak to the attorney’s work ethic and thoroughness, so listen to your gut.
A Focus on the Future
As you prepare your prenup, your attorney should guide you in thinking about the future. Although it is impossible to predict exactly how your lives will unfold, an experienced attorney will know the most important factors to consider.
For example, if you have a wealthy, older relative with whom you are close, it might be reasonable to expect an inheritance in your future. You’ll want to ensure a portion of it won’t go to your spouse if you divorce. Ask your prenup attorney about possible scenarios you’ll need to consider to get a sense of their intuition in this area.
You’ll be discussing a lot of personal topics with your prenup attorney, so it is important to choose someone you can trust. Be on the lookout for any warning signs that an attorney might not be as reputable as they would like you to believe. During your first consultation, your prenup attorney should do everything they can to ensure you feel comfortable and safe. If you do not, look elsewhere. You’ll know you have found the right prenup attorney when you have confidence that you would feel comfortable telling them just about anything.
Every prenup attorney has their own style and personality, so you’ll need to explore your options to find the best fit. As you work through the details of your prenup, you’ll be spending a lot of time with your attorney. You’ll want to choose someone you get along with to ensure as smooth a process as possible.
Be honest with yourself about your personal needs and preferences. For example, if you tend to be more reserved, a loud, boisterous attorney might make you feel uncomfortable. Someone with a gentler approach, on the other hand, might be just right for you.
A Dedicated Prenup Attorney in Arizona
When you choose Ogborne Law for your prenup, our attorney, Michelle N. Ogborne, will work tirelessly on your behalf. She has worked with countless couples on their prenuptial agreements over the years, and she will be more than happy to assist you as well. You’ll feel welcomed into our firm right from the start, and we’ll always treat you with compassion and understanding. Our goal is to help you and your future spouse protect yourselves financially so that you can enter your marriage with confidence.
We invite you to get in touch with us today to learn more about how our experienced prenup attorney can help you. Call now to reserve an appointment for a consultation to discuss your Arizona prenup.
Engaging with an attorney to protect your family is never an easy step. Whether you need to protect your family from the unthinkable or restructure your family through collaborative divorce, we’re here to help. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation with Michelle Ogborne, please visit the scheduling page to get started.