When you hire a lawyer to represent you in your divorce case, you expect that they will do everything in your power to make your life as good as it possibly can be when the entire ordeal is over. However, just as it is in any professional field, not every single person is a gem. At the Law Offices of Loomis & Greene, we want to make sure that you have the very best representation possible. That’s why it’s important to us that we know people are hiring lawyers who actually care about the outcome of their case. If you are going through a divorce right now and you are unsure whether or not your attorney is doing all they can to achieve a favorable outcome for you, continue reading below to find out.
Does Your Lawyer Have A Plan?
The entire reason a person hires legal counsel is that they want someone to make an informed plan that will lead to them coming out on the winning end of the divorce. In order to have a viable plan, your lawyer has to do several things. One of the imperative tasks of your attorney is to meet with your spouse’s attorney so that the case can be settled in no time. This could also mean that your lawyer immediately begins requesting financial documents from your spouse so that you can begin receiving support sooner rather than later. All in all, your lawyer should always know what the next step is so that your case doesn’t become stagnant and they should also give you a good idea of how everything is going to work out in the long run.
Is Your Lawyer Holding Your Spouse Accountable?
It is your attorney’s job to be as informed as they possibly can. What does this mean? Well, first off it means that your lawyer will do everything they can to get information on your spouse. If there is a business your spouse owns, your lawyer will know everything from how much your spouse makes personally to how long their company has been open. Your lawyer should also make sure to keep the lines of communication open between their office and the law offices your spouse is using. When they do this, it allows for your spouse to be easily reached in case there are any questions your lawyer needs answered in reference to your case. This is also a great idea because it encourages settlement proposals and negotiations.
Does Your Lawyer Communicate Effectively?
You should also be able to get ahold of your lawyer whenever you need to. If you find that you are always calling their office and they are never there, or they never return your phone calls, this is a red flag that your lawyer is not putting in the maximum amount of effort to assist you with your divorce. Chances are, if your lawyer is doing a poor job of communicating with you, the client, they probably are not fulfilling the other duties that are required of them in order for you to get a favorable outcome.
Does Your Lawyer Give You Realistic Expectations?
Whether your case is going to end up in a courtroom or not, your lawyer should always clue you into what they believe the outcome of the case will be. In the case that you do wind up in court, your lawyer should prep you with the questions you will likely have to answer, as well as take you to the courthouse so that you can get familiar with the space before the trial date. Your attorney knows whether or not the law is likely to support your position, and even with the very best representation, cannot guarantee you will win a case if you are the spouse that has not done anything wrong.
Need A Divorce Attorney You Can Trust?
If you fear that your current divorce lawyer is not doing everything they can to help you and you are interested in seeking alternate representation, call the Law Offices of Loomis & Greene today. We will go above and beyond for you so that you can get past this difficult time and start over again. Contact us now for more information!