Whether you’re on the verge of getting separated from your spouse, or you face stressful child custody negotiations, you need to have solid expectations. What exactly can your South Carolina family lawyer do for you? In a five-part series, we’ll talk about “best practices,” so that you can get better results in your case and make the experience as stress-free and simple as possible.
What Attorneys Cannot Do to Help You
Attorneys are not law enforcement agents. If an abusive ex-spouse bangs on your door at 2 in the morning, trying to get in — or if there’s some other scary emergency — call the police, not your attorney.
Attorneys are also not counselors or therapists. You may be going through a very stressful, complex time. You may need to talk to someone about your personal struggles and work through your hang-ups, habits and attitudes. Your attorney handles the legal aspects of your case – not the psychological ones. It is less expensive and you get a better result from talking about your emotions with a mental health expert than your attorney.
To get through a major crisis — such as a big medical event or business launch or a divorce — you need many competent support people. Think of your lawyer as a key player on your team, but not your only player! Give yourself the gift of a robust support network that can meet all your needs. We help build a solid team around you from financial advisors to mental health experts, we will help you get the help that you need to get the best result possible. We discuss all this during our meetings with you.
The attorneys at the Toussaint Law Firm, PC can help you understand how to approach your case mindfully and strategically. Call or email us now to set up a free consultation!