Your St. Louis divorce lawyer has a very difficult job. Divorces are often extremely complex cases that can have major influences on the lives of all of those involved for many years to come. This means the quality of the counsel and representation you receive throughout the many various processes is extremely important. While your attorney is someone who is qualified to handle this type of work, it’s beneficial to do anything you can to help them manage your case.
Because of the immense gravity of the task they are charged with, helping your attorney accomplish it can have a lot of benefits. In addition to allowing them to better represent you and your interests with a more detailed knowledge of your living situation, helping your attorney can enable them reach your goals quicker and more efficiently, which can save you money. Doing your best to assist your attorney can also lead to more satisfying for all parties involved, which reduces the likelihood of any resentment for your ex, something that is crucial if child custody is going to be involved.
Here are three easy ways you can help your attorney.
When a client meets with their attorney and they are unprepared, such as not having the proper paperwork done or not bringing the requested items, this can result in an unproductive session which means wasted money. It can also frustrate your attorney who needs the things they request in order to better represent you in your case, and failing to come prepared can often result in wasting their time, which is extremely valuable to them.
Listen to Your Lawyer
It’s important to remember that you are in charge of your divorce proceedings, and that a reputable attorney will always attempt to try to pursue your best wishes. However, your lawyer also has the responsibility to set reasonable and achievable expectations. When they do, it is important to listen and heed those words. Any reputable attorney will have your best interests at heart, but will also inform you when your desired goals or actions are not the best way to proceed.
Cooperate With Your Ex
Spouses who insist on fighting each other every step of the process will only make the jobs their attorneys have that much more difficult. Couples who refuse to co-operate place their lawyers in a bind, possibly creating impasses in the negotiation processes. Therefore, probably the single most important thing any couple getting a divorce can do is also the most simple: work together. Cooperation can lead to a quicker, more satisfying, and ultimately far less-contentious divorce where both parties come out feeling happy with the result.
The Kallen Law Firm has assisted St. Louis residents with divorce and other family law matters for more than 25 years. Our skilled legal team takes pride in providing our clients with understanding and compassionate counsel and representation through one of your life’s most stressful and difficult periods. Our excellence has even been recognized through a Superb Rating from Avvo®.
Call the Kallen Law Firm today by dialing 314.441.7793 and schedule your free initial consultation.