THE GOOD DIVORCE ATTORNEY
If you were diagnosed with cancer, you would want to select the best doctor
available in hopes that your life could be saved. But what do any of us
know about how to select the best doctor? The same is true in selecting
an attorney. Often, visiting a divorce attorney is the first time a client
has ever been in an attorney's office. A short but not exhaustive
list of what to look for in selecting a 'GOOD' divorce attorney
of substance may be helpful.
The GOOD divorce lawyer MUST:
- Have an exceptional understanding of family law
- Know how to increase the prospects of settling the case without a war of the rose
- Be able to go to trial if the case cannot settle
We should not forget the intangibles:
A Good Divorce Lawyer Must Be Available To You!
Your Tampa divorce attorney must also be "available to you" to
handle an emergency, answer a question or share a concern. Good lawyers
will go the extra mile to help their clients, such as providing clients
with their 24/7 cell phone numbers.
A Good Divorce lawyer Makes You the Captain of the Decisional Ship. It
is true that your attorney should be Captain of the Legal Ship advising
you about the law relevant to every issue in and concern about your case
and giving you legal options regarding every issue, e.g., do you want
custody, 50/50 timesharing or just visitation.
Your attorney should also advise you about the pros and cons of every option.
YOU, however, should be Captain of the Decisional Ship…so long
as what you want to do is legal and ethical, your attorney should do what
YOU consider to be in your best interests. After all, this is your life
and not the attorney's life.
A Good Divorce Lawyer Must Recognize the Impact Divorce Stress Can Have
on Your Decision Making!
Every human being has psychological issues that can interfere with good
decision making during a divorce. A Good Divorce Lawyer should recognize
the stress you are experiencing and speak to you about the benefits of
counseling regarding coping techniques. Who of us make good decisions
when we are angry, depressed, or stressed to our limits? Coping counseling
can help reduce or eliminate these stressors so that you can remove the
justifiable hurt Husband/Wife hat and put on a Business Hat to make solid
decisions during the divorce.
Contact the Tampa divorce attorney today for legal guidance.