Your relationship with your Carpentersville family attorney is one that is special. Whenever you hire a lawyer, that person is charged with keeping what you say to them confidential. The attorney can’t talk about your case to third parties or in public without having your consent. Going through a divorce is stressful for many reasons and it can be stressful for your attorney as well. We wanted to offer some thoughts about what your attorney wants you to know so they can do the best job for you.
The Facts Matter
While you may feel like you need to call your lawyer any time you have a thought about the divorce proceedings, this often does nothing but provide you with a larger bill to pay each money. While there are times when you need to contact your Carpentersville family attorney, in most case, they will contact you as needed. Sometimes there is a lot going on while other times there is very little. They don’t need to know every detail about how you are feeling emotionally, they just need the facts about the case.
The person you hire as your divorce attorney is an advocate for you, however you can help them do their best job by making sure to provide them with what they need. If you have documents that back up something you allege, make sure the lawyer has those. Being organized and offering information is the best-case scenario for you and the lawyer. You also need to be prepared to listen to what the attorney says and do what they say.
Pay Your Bills
An attorney isn’t going to be able to represent you if you aren’t making sure to pay for his or her services. Divorce can be a time when money is tight, and lawyers understand that, but they also can’t be expected to work for free. If you are having trouble with finances, talk to the lawyer about that. There may be a solution that will work for both of you. However, you can’t show up asking for help with the latest problem in your separation if you haven’t paid your bills.
If you want high-quality divorce representation, there is nowhere better than Casement Group, P.C. We are happy to provide assistance and support during your time of need.