3 Important Considerations in Working with Your Attorney
By Daniel H Moss, Attorney
Ending a marriage is often a traumatic experience. Good divorce attorneys are aware of the emotional impact and do their best to relieve anxiety by providing solutions to the problems you may encounter during your divorce.
Here are 3 important Considerations to follow when you are working with your divorce attorney:
1. Do not withhold information
Your attorney will need to know all the facts concerning your divorce in order to properly represent you. If your attorney does not know your wishes and viewpoints, it can significantly impact the outcome of your case, so this is the time to be completely candid.
2. You are in charge of your decisions
Although your attorney will counsel and advise you throughout the proceedings, all final decisions regarding your case must be made by you. Most divorce cases are settled by both parties reaching an agreement, which is then placed upon the court’s record.
3. Make sure you understand
Your attorney knows the ins and outs of divorce law and can help you navigate through every step of the way. If you are unsure of anything, ask for clarification. NEVER agree to something you do not understand or something you feel that you are being forced to agree to. Your agreement must be voluntary and made after you consult with your attorney. Asking questions if you are confused or not comfortable is imperative, because once an agreement is placed upon the record, it is extremely difficult to change.
As your representative, your attorney will inform you of available options and alternatives, as well as process your divorce. He or she will assist you in decision-making and cooperate with you in attempting to obtain the best possible results on your behalf.
Divorce can be a difficult process, but it can be made much easier with the right attorney resource in your corner.
For tips on identifying the right divorce lawyer for your situation, please review my article, ”How to Find the Right Divorce Attorney.”
This information is intended to provide some general information about divorce proceedings. It is not intended to answer specific questions about a particular case, as each case is different.
If you have questions or are looking for advice about your specific situation, please contact me directly at 248.855.5656 or [email protected].