Most of us have never hired an attorney. In divorce cases, this inexperience coupled with fear can lead to huge legal expenses.
As an attorney and mediator, I encourage parties to “buy what they need when they need it” when it comes to hiring an attorney. There are four common ways that attorneys provide services in the separation and divorce context. http://www.2stepdivorces.com/watch-videos/ Most individuals start with the “Ferrari” of legal services (sometimes it’s unavoidable) when what they really wanted was the “Honda” of legal services.
Understand what you’re buying when hiring your attorney, and be cautious of over-purchasing or purchasing the wrong legal services.