How to Identify a Good Divorce Lawyer

How to Identify a Good Divorce Lawyer

Finding a qualified divorce attorney is like wading through a quagmire of incompetence.  Doing so, however, is imperative, and simplified by the following metrics.  Our advice is to interview attorneys who have practiced family law for at least ten years and are:

  • Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Check here: https://aaml.org/page/FindaLawyer
    • About the AAML: “To be represented by a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is to be represented by a leading practitioner in the field of family law.  The 1650 AAML Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. Academy Fellows enjoy a reputation for professionalism, competence and integrity.
       
  • Better yet, officers of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Named to the Top 25 Westchester County Lawyers by Super Lawyers
    • Check here: https://www.superlawyers.com/new-york-metro/toplists/top-25-2020-westchester-county-super-lawyers/26dd3e3520fb7e479ba6e8f53f150d10
    • About Super Lawyers’ Top Lawyer Lists: “Every year, Super Lawyers evaluates lawyers across the country for its annual list of top attorneys. Each candidate is measured against 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Nominees from more than 70 practice areas are considered. The patented multiphase selection process is rigorous and methodical. The Top Lists below take exclusivity one step further by featuring selected Super Lawyers attorneys with the most total points earned.
       
  • Named a “Best Lawyer” by Westchester Magazine
    • Check here: https://westchestermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2019/08/Best-Lawyers-List-2020.pdf
    • About Best Lawyers 2020: “when you run across a really good [lawyer], you have found something worth its weight in gold.  It is for this reason we have once again devoted a portion of our fall issue to celebrating the best local exemplars of this venerable vocation, as determined by BL Rankings, LLC, publishers of The Best Lawyers in America, the preeminent peer-reviewed referral guide to the legal profession in the United States.