Making Sure Your Attorney Is Working For You

Making Sure Your Attorney Is Working For You

The biggest expense to be faced by any woman when divorcing their partner is the cost of hiring a divorce attorney. As well as paying the bill a woman should be prepared to not just sit back and assume that their attorney will do everything right for them and hope that they have their best interests at heart. You need to be proactive and keep abreast of everything that's going on.

To keep abreast of the current state of your case regularly ask your Attorney questions. Not only will you get answers but it will keep your case to the forefront of your attorneys mind. This helps to ensure that you don't get overlooked or relegated in his list of priorities. Below you'll find some other tips that will help to keep your Attorney working efficiently for you.

Make sure that the attorney you employ actually files the necessary motions for you especially if you are required to pay them a retainer. Otherwise you may find yourself in a situation where you are waiting for support to be agreed and provided to you because your attorney has not actually filed the right motions with the court.

If you need to make a call to your attorneys office then don't spend time chatting to them, rather you should immediately raise what the issue is as they will charge you by the minute for every time they talk to you. Also if you need to ask a routine question of your attorney especially in relation to such subjects as dates of court hearing etc., then speak to one of his support staff. In most divorce attorney firms you will find that very few of them will charge you time for dealing with their support staff and if they do the rate will be much lower than that charged by your attorney.

Attorneys have spent a lot of time qualifying and generally know what they are doing. If the attorney asks you to do something then or advises you on a course of action then you should comply as fully as possible. You must however try to keep contact between yourself and your partner to a minimum so ask your attorney to speak to your former partners attorney when ever possible.

Because hiring a divorce attorney is a very large expense it is important that you keep a close eye on how much their fees are. It is therefore a good idea if you keep a record of every meeting you have with your attorney or any phone call you make to their office or them to you. As well as logging the dates on which these occurred also write down how long each of them.

Don't contact your attorney if you only have one question. Save up the questions until you can ask 3 or 4. This will help to reduce costs. If possible email them through before your meeting so that they attorney can give you precise responses without spending time looking up the information when you are present.

Going through a divorce is stressful. By finding the right attorney and ensuring that he is working on your divorce in an efficient manner can help to keep one further stressful situation at bay. Use the tips above and you will find that you have much less to worry about.

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