Divorces do not usually happen when it is easy for married couples to agree on things. Ironically, your divorce proceedings may represent the most comprehensive agreements you have ever made with your spouse.
With this in mind, we often find that working towards an agreement is more efficient for our clients than working against each other. Here are some of the ways we facilitate that in our family law practice.
One of the cornerstones of lawyerly communication is cordiality. This basically means that members of the profession make it a point of pride to transmit potentially upsetting information in a calm, businesslike way.
Cordial communication goes a long way in most situations. It shows respect — but it also shows that you mean business.
Staying organized is also important in any legal endeavor. Missing deadlines could result in you missing opportunities.
Additionally, keeping everything on schedule shows respect for everyone’s time. The goodwill that generates sometimes helps reduce tension during discussions.
We also have the knowledge necessary to inform our clients about strategy, law and many other matters that could affect the outcome of their cases. We advocate in proceedings and file papers, of course, but our roles, capacities and experiences are much broader than those simple functions.
As divorce lawyers, we study and participate in a wide variety of cases. We know that it does not have to be a battle if both parties can start to work together. To that end, we do everything in our power to guide our clients efficiently to the best possible resolution of their divorce disputes.