- by Mary Stearns-Montgomery
- in Divorce
Not only is it important to find the right divorce attorney for you and your case, but also it is important that you set realistic expectations for your attorney and for yourself during the divorce process. In order to build the best relationship between your attorney and yourself there are a few things to take into consideration.
- Provide ALL necessary information for the case: Once you have hired your divorce attorney they will begin to request certain information from you. It is important that you give your attorney a quick, complete response so they can proceed in moving forward with your case. If you hide any information from your attorney you are only hurting yourself and the case.
- Your lawyers’ expectations from you: In order for your attorney to successfully represent you during your divorce they need you to control your emotions, be prepared and organized and work with them. Your lawyer is not your therapist so don’t call them venting about your relationship and be open to your attorneys advice about strategy and goals.
- Your expectations from your attorney: It is okay to hold your attorney to high standards, but it is important to stay realistic and realize your attorney cannot control the Judge or the system and sometimes things might not work out exactly the way you want. Your attorney should always explain all the possible scenarios to you and listen to what your goals are while providing input and advice along the way.
At the end of the day you and your attorney are going to be working closely together during your divorce. It is important to try to make this relationship as successful as possible for both of you from the start. Make sure you hire an experienced Georgia family law attorney for your case and set realistic expectations for the process.