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Separation and divorce

Finding the right lawyer to represent you

If you wish to be represented by a lawyer, it is important to choose the one who best fits your needs. Here are some things to keep in mind in choosing a lawyer to represent you in divorce or separation proceedings.

Contact several lawyers

Even if an acquaintance has recommended a certain lawyer, it is a good idea to contact several lawyers before making your decision. This allows you to compare them before making your choice.

The best way to contact a lawyer is usually by phone or email. The person who answers may be an assistant, rather than the lawyer. Feel free to ask questions. However, you may not receive all your answers at this stage. It may be necessary to have an appointment in person.


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The information presented on this page is not a legal opinion or legal advice. This page explains in a general way the law that applies in Quebec. To obtain a legal opinion or legal advice on your personal situation, consult a legal professional.