Your divorce attorney has a very difficult job to do. Not only are they
an individual who is qualified to handle the incredible legal complexity
that can emerge in a divorce case, but they can also provide you with
effective counsel and even emotional support through this stressful and
However, there are ways you too can help your own case proceed better by
helping your divorce attorney do their job to the best of their ability.
In fact, following these steps will not only make your attorney happier
to assist you through your case, but it can even help your case come to
a conclusion that is closer to your own goals and will therefore make
you more satisfied in the end.
Here are three valuable ways in which you can assist your attorney with
Prepare for Every Meeting or Appointment
Your attorney’s time is extremely valuable, and while it is important
that they dedicate as much of it to your case as necessary, it is still
important to respect that you may not be their only client at any given
time. Therefore, when you schedule a meeting or an appointment with your
attorney, it’s important to prepare to the best of your ability.
An unprepared client shows up to meetings and either has not completed
the proper paperwork or has not brought the materials their attorney requests
ultimately will wind up wasting a considerable amount of time, which is
frustrating to all parties involved in a case. It can also be costly as
well, as these wasted appointments can add loads of unnecessary expense
into your attorney fees.
Listen to Your Lawyer’s Advice
Your attorney should always listen to your goals and needs first and place
them at the forefront of their strategy. However, that being said your
attorney also has a duty to set realistic goals for your case, and advise
you on the best method to achieving them. If your attorney says that your
goals are impossible or not ideal for the best wishes of your family,
it is important to heed their advice. Any reputable attorney will not
attempt to persuade you to settle for an outcome that will ultimately
be detrimental to your happiness or well-being.
Make an Effort to Cooperate
Cooperation with your ex is the most important part of any divorce case.
Spouses who make a genuine, concerted effort to work together to come
to a mutually beneficial outcome that will leave both of them in the best
possible situation after the conclusion of their case often reach far
more satisfactory outcomes and even can leave their divorce case harboring
few ill feelings towards the other, if any at all. Also, these usually
finish much quicker, which can lead to a significant savings in legal fees.
Couples that do not work together frequently get exactly the opposite:
a long, contentious, and drawn-out process filled with stressful and emotionally
strenuous courtroom hearings. It is not uncommon for spouses in both of
these cases to harbor lots of ill will towards each other when the case
ends, regardless of how the major issues are handled. This is also a rough
situation for your attorney, as they will frequently be forced to pursue
less-than-ideal options and will even find it difficult to do their job
to the best of their ability.
Attorney Sean Peek of
Peek Family Law, LLC is a Denver divorce lawyer of choice for numerous residents of Colorado.
Attorney Peek has developed a reputation for his compassionate and reputable
legal advice, and his dedication to the well-being and best wishes of
his clients. He is not afraid to try all methods possible to come to a
successful outcome and fights to give each of his clients a chance at
achieving their desired outcome.
Call Peek Family Law to schedule a
consultation today by dialing (303) 857-5797.