Divorce at Altitude: A Podcast on Colorado Family Law

How to Pick the Right Divorce Lawyer with Ryan and Amy | Episode 136

January 05, 2023 Ryan Kalamaya & Amy Goscha
Divorce at Altitude: A Podcast on Colorado Family Law
How to Pick the Right Divorce Lawyer with Ryan and Amy | Episode 136
Show Notes

January is known as “divorce month,” so if you’re facing a divorce now (or at any other time in the future), this episode highlights the most important factors to consider when selecting a divorce attorney. Because they are negotiating on your behalf, your divorce attorney is an extension of you, so choosing the person to take on this role is not something to be taken lightly. 

Every situation is unique, and there are so many different routes by which you can approach your divorce. From non-negotiables to red flags, this episode will equip you with all the information you need to find the right divorce attorney for you! 


Key Points From This Episode:

  • The importance of choosing a lawyer that specializes in divorce and family law. 
  • Examples of different approaches taken by different lawyers.
  • Who you should ask for attorney referrals from. 
  • The value in looking at online reviews of attorneys. 
  • A reminder that your lawyer is not your therapist.
  • The importance of choosing a lawyer who you feel comfortable with.
  • Examples of red flags to look out for.
  • Why you should understand your lawyer's relationship with the judge in your case before you work with them.
  • An important reminder to talk about the financials! 
  • The median cost of a divorce in the US.
  • Factors that raise the costs of a divorce.
  • Examples of soft costs in a divorce.
  • Understanding the differences in the scopes of representation. 
  • Why you should find out the size of your potential attorney’s caseload. 

What is Divorce at Altitude?

Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha provide tips and recommendations on issues related to divorce, separation, and co-parenting in Colorado. Ryan and Amy are the founding partners of an innovative and ambitious law firm, Kalamaya | Goscha, that pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injuries, and criminal defense in Colorado.

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