Cordell & Cordell CEO, Executive/Managing Partner Scott Trout recently wrote an article for Missouri Lawyers Media covering the most essential questions to ask in a first meeting with a family law attorney.

January is considered by many to be “Divorce Month” due to increases in online search traffic and inquiries from couples who put divorce off until after the holidays but who want to untie the knot before tax season. However, jumping into the divorce process without adequate preparation can be a costly mistake.

Mr. Trout outlines seven questions that can help determine whether a divorce attorney is going to be a good fit for your case.

“The search for an attorney can be overwhelming in the beginning,” Mr. Trout said. “After all, everyone is claiming to be ‘the best’ in the business. But, let’s face it — you shouldn’t simply hire the first lawyer that pops up to handle this delicate part of your life. You want to work with someone who understands your priorities and who you can trust to advocate for your best interests.”