Have A Realistic Vision
No matter how great a lawyer is, he or she cannot promise you a set outcome for your divorce. Your lawyer can provide you with a range of probable outcomes, but if you are envisioning something significantly different, you may have a tough time getting what you are seeking. If your lawyer advises that your goals aren’t realistic and that you will have a hard time achieving them through negotiation or litigation, you should probably heed their advice. You may have to change your aims to something more realistic in order to get the best possible outcome for your case.
Have Clear Expectations
The day you hire your lawyer, you should both have a clear understanding of what you want and expect from each other. Your lawyer should offer you a written contract that lists the terms of your lawyer-client relationship. Your lawyer should create a strategy after learning about your case and they should clearly explain all of your options and recommend the most logical paths to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family’s future. It is important to be flexible and understand that the original strategy may need to be adjusted as time passes, to account for what your ex and his or her lawyer do.
While a good divorce lawyer will do all they can to get you the outcome you are seeking, they will sometimes have to share unwelcome news with you. This is to be expected and while you may feel disappointed, don’t take it out on your lawyer. They will continue to adjust as the proceeding go on and will fight for your best interests. You should always expect your lawyer to respond to you in a reasonable time and t0 always consult with you prior to taking any action in your case.
Going through a divorce is never easy for anyone involved. The best way to ensure that your case ends in a favorable manner is to build a great working relationship with your divorce attorney. Understanding what to expect from your lawyer, being honest and open about the details of your case, and providing information quickly will help you achieve the best possible outcome and will save you money.