Finding a Divorce Attorney

If you are experiencing marital problems, consulting with a divorce attorney sooner rather than later is certainly a good idea.

Our state bar association does not certify Alaska attorneys as family law specialists. Therefore, finding an experienced divorce attorney may require you to do some research.

How to Find an Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Alaska

One of the best ways to find an experienced divorce lawyer in Alaska is to ask friends and family for a referral. They’ll be able to point you in the right direction based on their previous personal experiences.

You can also ask:

Your accountant, broker or financial planner. Many accountants, brokers and financial planners have other clients who are at some stage of the divorce process. Many times, they can refer you to a divorce attorney.

Your corporate or estate planning attorney. Since Anchorage is a small community, it is highly probable that your business or personal attorney can give you the name of a good divorce lawyer.

You may also find it helpful to check online resources. The Alaska Bar Association has a comprehensive list of members. Although they do not certify attorneys as specialists, members of the family law section are attorneys who can help you get a divorce.

Once you have two or three names, then it’s a good idea to see if you can find out about each of the attorneys from multiple sources. If this is not possible or if you are operating under time constraints, then the next step is to set up a consultation with one or two of the attorneys on your list.

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