Tips That Make You A Good Divorce/Family Law Client

Have you heard this saying? “All money is not good money.” As a Divorce Lawyer, I must take my clients’ as they are. Once you’ve been selected as a Divorce/Family Law attorney, it is important to maintain a good attorney-client relationship. Potential clients can only become a client once they have retained the Lawyer’s services. This is when the attorney-client relationship becomes official. The following are tips that can help you become a “Good Divorce Client”:

  • Tell your Divorce Lawyer the truth, not what you think they want to hear.
  • Organize your paperwork/evidence and have copies ready for your lawyer as soon as possible.
  • If your lawyer says something in a conversation or sends you a letter, legal document or email that you do not understand, please ask them to clarify.
  • Make sure you read all of the texts, emails and mail sent to you.
  • Respond to request for information or positions on matters as requested by the lawyer.
  • Listen to the advice of your lawyer, it’s being told to you for a reason.
  • Understand that almost all the work a lawyer does on your case is billable. That goes for the emails, phone calls, text messages, letters, file review and research.
  • Pay your bills on time. I repeat pay your bills on time.
  • Arrive to all court proceedings and meetings on time.
  • Let your lawyer know if you are having any additional stressors happening in your life (i.e. death, health issues, money problems, etc.).
  • Share with your lawyer who you are as a person. The story of how you see your life can assist the lawyer with representing you in family law matters.
  • If your lawyer does a good job and asks you to write an online review for them, please do it. After all the hard work the lawyer put in a good written review on their google business page, facebook, or yelp helps build more business for them. Even if you just give 5 starts you are helping.