The relationship you have with your divorce attorney is important, especially because going through a divorce is stressful. Since your divorce lawyer has other clients, you want to do everything possible to help your attorney do their job.
By helping your attorney out, your legal fees will be lower and you will get the best value for your attorney’s time. Here is how to help your divorce lawyer help you:
1. Come to your attorney prepared.
Just ask any divorce attorney, their best clients show up to their office prepared. They arrive at the meeting with a binder, organized with tabs for credit card statements, bank accounts, retirement accounts, etc.
Be organized cuts down on the time your attorney needs to ask you what he or she is looking for, which in turn lowers your legal fees!
2. Take your attorney’s advice.
When your lawyer tells you how to handle a situation, take his or her advice. If you don’t, you can expect the exact opposite of what your attorney told you, and you can get into a bad situation that can be hard to get out of.
Your attorney will feel bad for you, but, if you had listen to their advice you wouldn’t have gotten into the situation. It’s important for clients to listen to their attorneys, otherwise what’s the point in hiring them?
3. Learn to co-parent effectively with your ex.
If you have children, we are willing to bet that one of the problems in your marriage had to do with parenting conflicts. If this is one of the stressful aspects of your divorce, know that there is no way getting around it.
We can help you learn how to co-parent well with your soon-to-be ex, it’s a learned skill that anyone can master providing there is no neglect or abuse. Now that you are getting a divorce, you have to learn how to accept and work with your ex, regardless of how you feel about their parenting style.
No matter the details of your case, we are on your side. We are on the same team and by working together, we will do our best to help you achieve the best possible results with your divorce.
Schedule your free consultation today – call Claery & Hammond, LLP!