How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer for You

Even under the best of circumstances, going through a divorce is a difficult, emotional, and painful process. In order to get through it with as few emotional scars as possible, it is crucial that you select an experienced and qualified Delaware County divorce lawyer.

While you may think that a cut-throat attorney who will tell you what you want to hear is the best way to go, this can actually make a difficult situation even worse, and cause unnecessary pain and distress. If you are facing a divorce, there are a number of important factors to keep in mind when choosing which divorce lawyer is right for you.

Tips to Consider When Choosing Divorce Lawyer

Decide which divorce process you prefer. There are a number of ways a divorce can be handled, including mediation, litigation, or a collaborative divorce. The process you choose will depend on the nature of the divorce, the type of lawyers your spouse has hired, your financial situation, and other factors.

Determine what specific legal services you need. If your divorce involves a great deal of complex financial dealings, you may need a law firm that specializes in complex financial issues.

Know your budget. Figure out what you can and cannot afford and proceed accordingly. If you can comfortably afford a lawyer, do not choose a cheap lawyer simply because you do not want to pay the fees. However, do not be tempted to hire an expensive, high-powered lawyer because you think it looks good.

Get recommendations. Word of mouth is a great way to find a qualified divorce lawyer. If a family member or friend has gone through a divorce, and was happy with the outcome, ask for their lawyer’s contact information.

Lawyer ratings are not always accurate. Lawyer rating agencies do not always paint an accurate picture of a lawyer’s reputation, particularly if a lawyer chooses not to participate on a rating website.

You divorce lawyer should be experienced in family law. The more experience your lawyer has in dealing with family law and divorce-related issues, the better they will be able to represent you.

Interview multiple lawyers before choosing. This will allow you to get different perspectives and points of view on how to handle your case.

Prepare a list of questions. Before meeting with a prospective lawyer, develop a list of questions you want answered. Take notes during the interview so that you do not forget what the lawyer said.

Listen to your gut. If your instinct is telling you that a particular lawyer is not a good fit, it is probably true. You should feel comfortable with your lawyer and confident in his or her abilities.

Delaware County Divorce Lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Assist Clients Through the Divorce Process

If you are facing a divorce, a Delaware County divorce lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello will protect your rights and provide the experienced, compassionate, and dedicated legal counsel you deserve. We have a comprehensive understanding of the complex legal system and will not stop fighting for you until an optimal settlement has been reached. To schedule a free consultation, call (610) 892-4940 or contact us online. We serve clients in Delaware County, Media, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster, Montgomery County, Norristown, Philadelphia, Reading, West Chester, and across Pennsylvania.

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To discuss your case in a free, confidential consultation with attorney Deborah M. Truscello, Esq., call or fill out the form below. 

From our office located in Media, PA we serve the surrounding areas of

  • Bucks County
  • Chester County
  • Delaware County
  • Montgomery County
  • Philadelphia County
Including but not limited to
  • Allentown
  • Lancaster
  • Reading
  • West Chester

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Reasonable Rates & Fees

For Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases, we have a contingency fee based on a percentage of what we obtain for you. We will not charge you any fee unless and until we settle your case, prevent the loss of your benefits or obtain benefits for you. 

For Family Law clients, we understand that financial difficulties often accompany divorce and other family law issues. Ask us about our reasonable and competitive hourly rates for your situation. 

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Why Clients Choose Deborah

Heather A
I have known Deb for years now and it all started in 2009 when I got hurt and needed legal help with my workers comp. I randomly chose Deb because of the things I read on her website and I liked that she had a take charge attitude about just about everything. She out-lawyered someone and got me more in a settlement for that and then also worked with me on another case and won that one as well for me. If you get to know Deb and her personal story, you will get to know an amazing single mom who has had her own struggles and has come out so much stronger. She will fight for you if you do your part as a client and follow her guidance. I have now used two women lawyers in Media and three men and I actually found the two women far more effective and both won my cases that the men lost. Without Deb and my other lawyer winning the cases for me that they did - I could have found myself disabled for good with no money to pay for the life I live because I can’t work now. I credit my ability to be able to eat and have transportation and all. I couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work they did for me. Deb has won two of my cases and I would absolutely refer others to her for the same kinds of cases and I would use her again if I ever needed her help again!
Daveen Carpenter
Deborah's team went above and beyond to get my case settled quickly. I am forever grateful
Rebecca Porter
If you ever need a worker’s compensation attorney, I highly suggest using Deborah Truscello. I had a work accident injury and was referred to Deborah. She was with me every step of the way, with this long-drawn-out process. She was there any time I had questions or needed advice on my rehabilitation. Now my case is settled. I am very happy how things turned out and I owe it all to her. I can't thank her enough. I will use her again if I ever need too.
Jackson Jones
Deborah is an excellent lawyer. She was professional, knowledgeable, and made me and my case feel important. She was always accessible and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend Debbie to anyone injured at work and in need of legal services.
I am a client of Deborah Truscello and also a woman of color. Deborah Truscello is not a bigot nor is she a racist. I hired Ms. Truscello back in 2016 for a very nasty custody case against a crazy man who has a history of dragging all his children through the court system. Ms. Truscello has been nothing but professional and well organized. She is very reliable and always available. I could contact her any time of the day or night and she is always responsive to my text messages, calls, and emails. If you are considering hiring her as your attorney I highly recommend you schedule a consultation and see for yourself you will not be disappointed.
Andrew Kriegh
Amazing law firm, they have helped me so much and enlightened me to the options I have, and to the right doctors who are still treating my issues... Very professional and very great people glad to have her in my team!!

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