Pursuing a divorce is a decision no one wants to make but sometimes it is unavoidable. Throughout this difficult time, it is important to have a legal team that you can trust. In order to make this process go as smoothly as possible, employ the following tips:
1. Don’t lie or hide information from your lawyer.
In order to best represent you, we need all the facts of the case. We are not here to judge, or place blame we are here to help you. If your attorney doesn’t have all the correct information of the case, we could be blindsided in court which would ultimately reflect badly on you as a client. Trust in your attorney who has the experience to navigate even the negative aspects of your case.
2. Listen to your divorce lawyer’s advice.
Remember, you hired your lawyer because they are the experts. We have most likely handled a case similar to yours and have learned the best strategies to get the outcome we both desire. It is in your best interest to trust your lawyer’s expertise because we have your best interest at heart.
3. Use effective communication with your legal team
Effective communication is critical with legal representation. To communicate effectively you must respond to your attorney’s requests for documentation, information, etc. One of the biggest wastes of your time and money is forcing your legal team to repeatedly request documents and information. Always be responsive and timely.
4. Let your attorney help you set realistic goals.
Walking away from a settlement satisfied is one way to know you have negotiated well and set realistic goals. However, even people who say they have left satisfied also say they have had to make some compromises. While your position may seem like the right one to you, ultimately there are laws we must follow and being stubborn and inflexible will not come off well to a judge. Listen to your lawyer’s advice and let them help you decide what is reasonable to ask for and how the law interprets your case. Your attorney knows how to handle these situations and will help you resolve your case and move on with the rest of your life. Contact our office today to set up a consultation.