How To Be A Good Client to Get the Best Results From Your Family Lawyer!
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Hi, my name is Thomas O’Malley. I’m an experienced family lawyer in Durham Region and the GTA.
You’ll get the best results from working with your family lawyer by being a good client!
What does that mean exactly?
It means you should act in a reasonable, business-like manner with your family lawyer.
You need to have reasonable expectations from the start. You might think you are entitled to certain things in your case. However, you will only know your family law rights after you have had a thorough discussion about the facts of your situation with an experienced family lawyer.
If you simply push your family lawyer to achieve certain goals that are not reasonable based on Ontario family law principles and the facts of your case, your family lawyer will probably fire you as a client.
And it gets even worse. You can face costs in family court when you continue to pursue unreasonable goals. The costs will get even higher if you have to keep hiring a different family lawyer to finally find a lawyer who will simply tell you what you want to hear!
Next, don’t look to your lawyer to help you with emotional issues. You need to have a personal support network in place to help you with this difficult time in your life. You should also consider personal counselling to help you.
Don’t contact your family lawyer outside of business hours unless it’s an emergency. Your family lawyer has their own life to lead as well.
Don’t contact your family lawyer every day of the week. There’s simply no reason for that. If you need to constantly contact your lawyer, you probably need to rely more on your personal support network or get personal counselling to help you deal with the emotional issues in your situation.
Follow your lawyer’s advice on setting reasonable goals in your separation or divorce in the first place. You should also follow your lawyer’s advice on how to achieve these goals during the separation process.
Pay your lawyer on-time and in-full during your separation or divorce. You usually will have to pay additional monies in advance in order for your family lawyer to continue assist you with your family law case. These are called retainer payments.
Realize that your lawyer might have to give your bad news. For example, your lawyer could advise that your spouse is taking a very unreasonable position on a very important issue in your case.
You’ll probably get angry or frustrated several times during the separation process. Don’t take it out on your lawyer. It simply does not help working with your lawyer to do that.
Discuss these important issues in your separation or divorce with your family lawyer.
If you have any questions about your separation, divorce or family law case and you would like our help, there’s a few ways to contact our office.
You can leave a message on my Facebook law office page, visit my website at www.canadiandivorcelegaladvice.com, or call me directly at 905-434-8837.
We would be happy to speak to you.
Oh, by the way, did you know you can protect your family law rights and get essential information on settling your family law issues with your former spouse with the daily indispensable family law advice and tips at my FREE Facebook group?
Click here to find out more: Durham Region Separation and Divorce Legal Support Group
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