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Be In Control With A Divorce Lawyer

Jean KellyMar 26, 2010 | edited Mar 26, 2010 - by @JeanKelly

With marriage breakups happening every day, finding a reliable and competent divorce lawyer ready to take on a case isn't always easy. Ideally a divorce attorney should be spending half their time dealing with divorce cases and preferably one who is a good mediator. Still, you also need to feel at ease with them; someone who immediately instils a sense of trust.

Attorneys that specialize in mediation cases will be able to give you sound advice for out of court settlements but if a court appearance is necessary, they will need experience. A divorce lawyer is a busy person so before you contact them know exactly what information you need them to supply.

This is best done by knowing exactly what you intend to speak to them about and write down questions and answers in addition to when, and the length of the conversation on each occasion. Try to keep actual meetings to a minimum and where points have to be clarified, use the phone or send a letter.

Your divorce attorney is just a resource for legal matters so do not try to get them personally involved as that is not their function; if you need emotional support there are others who can help with this. Try not to involve you divorce lawyer with any tales of bickering that you and your ex-partner are involved in that are not directly pertinent to the divorce.

Let your lawyer know from the start that you will be in charge of the case and they are there for legal advice and not as someone to lean on when things start getting rough. Your legal representative must be told up front that while his or her advice is essential, all decisions regarding the divorce will be made by you. Let them know that copies of any correspondence relating to the case will need to be sent to you along with any other information and if you contact them, to reply as quickly as possible.

Not all cases need a courtroom to be decided upon so you could employ a lawyer just to help you with a marital settlement, legal information or advice. This means that a little research is necessary on your part but once you have completed this, it is much easier to contact a lawyer to ask them specific questions and how they see your case concluding. You may decide to have a divorce lawyer help with your marital settlement agreement, either to draft one or just to check over one you have made yourself then contact them if you get stuck or confused.

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barbara@divorce online Author May 25, 2010
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Since everyone is different, I want you to ultimately decide what type of family attorney is best for you and how much control you want or need, to be comfortable in your dealings. Also, if you already have a divorce attorney in place, this is the perfect time to ask that very important question with regard to that family-law attorney relationship: Who is in control?
.-= barbara@divorce onlineīs last blog ..How One Strategy Makes Divorce Parenting Much Easier =-.

edited May 25, 2010 - by @barbaradivorceonline28124
boby@divorce and kids Author May 25, 2010
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Most people going through divorce resolve at least at the beginning that they're not going to lose control of themselves, their temper, or their legal bill. And the good news is that most people keep these resolutions. That is, they quietly get about the cruddy, painful business of ending their marriage. They don't spend hours in court, they don't run up thousands of dollars in legal bills, and they're able to get through the pain and get on with their lives.
.-= boby@divorce and kidsīs last blog ..The Lowdown On A Quick NY Divorce =-.

edited May 25, 2010 - by @bobydivorceandkids28164
nathan@divorce law Author May 21, 2010
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If you are looking for a divorce lawyer you should ensure he or she has the right attitude for the task, that they are reliable and most importantly an expert in the area. In these circumstances you will need a divorce attorney who has at least half their workload in this area and one that is able to act as a mediator.
.-= nathan@divorce lawīs last blog ..How One Strategy Makes Divorce Parenting Much Easier =-.

edited May 21, 2010 - by @nathandivorcelaw28900
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There may come a point in your marriage when a breakup is inevitable and if that happens a good divorce lawyer will be the first item on a list of things to do. In these circumstances you will need a divorce attorney who has at least half their workload in this area and one that is able to act as a mediator. Still, you also need to feel at ease with them; someone who immediately instils a sense of trust.
.-= steve@psychological impact of divorce on childrenīs last blog ..Psychological and Emotional Aspects of Divorce =-.

edited May 25, 2010 - by @stevepsychologicalimpactofdivorceonchildren29170
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