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Divorce Attorneys: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Part 1 of 3)

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.

Categories: Divorce, Family Law
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    More About the Firm
  • Professional Reputation

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    Real Testimony
  • Mediation Services

    Our Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator offers an alternative to a contested divorce.

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