How to Be a Good Client in Your Divorce Case
Finding the right attorney for your divorce case can be a difficult process. But once you have an attorney whose expertise you can trust and who is capable of providing you with excellent client care during your case, it’s important you return the favor by being a good client.
This goes beyond paying attention to what your attorney tells you. Here are some tips to live up to your end of the bargain in an attorney/client relationship.
- Be an active participant: Any good divorce lawyer is going to want your input in the decision-making process. After all, these decisions affect your life. It’s up to you, then, to be an active participant. If you have a strong opinion about something, speak up about it — don’t assume your attorney will be able to make choices that will align with your goals and opinions. While your attorney will always attempt to look out for your best interests, you can make that significantly easier by speaking up.
- Be a good communicator: During your divorce, your attorney will likely request some information from you, such as financial documentation, and they will need it quickly to move through the discovery phase. Stay in constant communication with your attorney and provide the requested information as quickly as possible — it will make the entire divorce process much easier.
- But don’t overdo communication: While you should respond to requests as quickly as possible and feel free to send your lawyer questions about your case, there is such a thing as overdoing it. If you do not get a response within a reasonable amount of time, then sure, don’t hesitate to call back. But you should not incessantly ask for updates about your case — it will annoy your attorney and harm your relationship.
To move forward with dissolving your marriage, contact an experienced Long Island attorney at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.