Snohomish, WA asked in Divorce, Civil Rights, Military Law and Family Law for Washington

Q: I have gone through 2 referral services and researched on my own. I've tried to contact about 6 attorneys & got 0 help.

I live in WA state. I just want a Divorce/Legal Separation attorney. Why is it so hard to do? Does anyone know who I can contact? Near Snohomish county?? Is there a reason I am brushed off?

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A: Finding an attorney can sometimes be challenging, especially in high-demand areas like family law. If you've had difficulty securing a lawyer through referral services, consider reaching out to your local bar association in Snohomish County or the Washington State Bar Association. They often have lawyer referral services specifically designed to connect individuals with attorneys in their area of need.

Another avenue is to contact legal clinics or legal aid organizations in Washington State. While they often cater to individuals with limited financial resources, they can sometimes offer guidance or referrals for those seeking specific legal assistance like divorce or legal separation.

It's also worth expanding your search to neighboring counties. Some attorneys may practice in multiple counties and could take on your case.

Remember, persistence is key. Legal needs can vary greatly, and finding the right attorney might take time. It's important not to get discouraged and to keep reaching out until you find the legal support you require.

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A: If you are only looking for a divorce lawyer, I wonder why you have included unrelated areas of practice in your question (Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice, and Military Law).

Finding a divorce lawyer should not be that difficult, particularly in a high demand area. There tend to be a lot of attorneys who practice in that particular area of law. On the other hand, attorneys who routinely practice divorce law do not commonly also practice in unrelated areas of law like Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice, and Military Law. My guess is that by bringing up these other areas of law, you may be dissuading interest from divorce lawyers who do not have experience in these other areas.

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