Mistakes to Avoid with your Lawyer

Divorce lawyers are expected to maintain a professional decorum at all times and serve the needs of their clients. However, there are certain behaviors that can complicate the client/lawyer relationship. An article from a divorce lawyer at the Huffington Post explains these behaviors and how they cause problems.


Calling too often


Lawyers are paid for their time. Every call you made to a lawyer will raise the final bill. If you do need to vent about your situation, it is best to speak with a qualified counselor. Our practice can steer you towards resources that can help. Venting to your lawyer may make you feel better, until you get the bill.


Don’t help out


The more data you can give your lawyer, the better and faster your experience will be. Come prepared. Divorce lawyers want to see things like financial records and proof of marital problems. If we have to dig for these ourselves, then that is more time on your bill.


Don’t listen


People come to lawyers because they want legal advice. We lean upon years of experience and schooling to guide our clients to the best possible outcome. But if that advice is not followed then it can cause a rift between the lawyer and the client. After all, you did come to us for advice…


Don’t pay your bill


Getting behind on your legal bills can put you and your lawyer in a bind. Lawyers expect to be paid on time. If we are not then we may not be able to respond to emergency situations, at least not without a lot of grumbling and rancor. If you suddenly run in to a financial issue in the middle of your case, tell your lawyer immediately.


Refuse to co-parent if you have children


Good divorce lawyers will guide clients into good co-parenting strategies. Fighting over how your ex is raising your children over little things only drags the pain of divorce out further, and puts stress on your children. It does take time to learn, but it is so worth it to learn how to co-parent effectively.


If you need divorce advice and you live in the State of Washington, contact Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC for a free consultation.

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