Whether you’re newly separated and searching furiously to find a divorce lawyer; or you’re struggling with a complex custody battle, you probably have several false beliefs about how to work with attorneys to maximize results. Let’s surface and eliminate these misconceptions, so that you can have a higher likelihood of success in your case.
Misconception #1: Your attorney is kind of like a therapist.
Your attorney is not equipped or licensed to act as a therapist. If you need counseling, find a good therapist, you will get better results and it will cost a lot less!
Misconception #2: All attorneys approach divorce cases basically the same way.
Different attorneys have radically different philosophies. So, find an attorney that you can talk to and that you are comfortable telling your secrets. If there is a clash of values going on between you and your representative, you’ll both wind up frustrated.
Misconception #3: You must retain an attorney as soon as possible.
On some level, this makes sense. You don’t want to wait around and dilly-dally too long before retaining legal representation. On the other hand, if you haven’t found someone who really clicks with you — one who understands your values and who you trust — don’t rush the process.
For a free consultation about your divorce, connect with the team here at the Toussaint Law Firm at (864) 888-1900.