Your divorce attorney is about to be a big part of your life. He or she will be working hard to protect your interests and get you what you deserve. To make the most of that relationship, here are our top tips for when meeting with your divorce attorney.
Trust Your Attorney
Unless you suspect unethical practices, it’s a good idea to trust your attorney to protect your best interests and use the law to your advantage. Indeed, that is what you are paying him or her for. Resist the urge to badger your spouse or send spiteful emails. Trust your attorney will address your concerns and help you assert your rights most effectively.
You are paying your divorce attorney to help you with your divorce. To make sure you get the most out of your investment, go to your meetings prepared and with all the documents he or she needs in hand. Your attorney might give you “homework” to do in between your meetings, such as gathering documents, making copies, and creating budgets. Do your homework, so that your meetings are more efficient.
Too many clients give their attorneys all the control and expect them to know exactly what they want with little input. In reality, every divorce is different, and you probably have more options than you think. Make sure you articulate your ideal outcome to your attorney. Don’t be afraid to share any information with your attorney, and don’t worry about being judged. The more information your attorney has, the better he or she will be able to leverage certain facts about your case to get you the most favorable outcome possible.
Your meetings with your attorney are your chance to stay involved in your case. Ask questions, make sure you get clarifications and ask if there is anything you should be doing. The more involved you are in your case, the lesser the chance you will be blindsided by the judgment. It’s far better to know what to expect going in than waiting until the judge had made a decision.
Keep a Good Attitude
These meetings are some of the most important you will ever have. In these meetings, you decide what you want your future to look like. Though it may be challenging, try to maintain a positive outlook; it will make both your and your attorney’s job easier. And no matter what, trust in the process. New Jersey has laws in place that protect the rights of both spouses and help ensure just divorce outcomes.
Keeping these tips in mind, and keeping a good attitude, will go a long way toward helping you achieve a favorable divorce judgment. If you are ready to start the divorce process, contact an experienced New Jersey divorce attorney in your area to discuss your case. A skilled New Jersey divorce attorney can help you envision your future and get what you deserve.
Fighting for what you deserve in divorce is stressful, but the knowledgeable attorneys at the Williams Law Group, LLC have the experience needed to defend your rights and get you the outcome you want. Located in Short Hills, New Jersey, Williams Law Group, LLC provides compassionate and dedicated legal services to Union, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties, and the surrounding areas. Our knowledgeable attorneys handle divorce and family law, child custody, and child abuse/neglect cases. Call our office at (908) 810-1083, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us through our confidential online form to schedule a consultation and ultimately get you connected with an experienced New Jersey divorce and child custody attorney.