Tips for Good Communication With Your Divorce Lawyer
If you want to get the best results out of your partnership with your divorce attorney, the key is good communication.
Here are a few tips to help you communicate better with your lawyer so you can be on the same page in your case and achieve your goals.
- Keep a list of questions: Rather than emailing or calling your attorney every time you have a question, keep an ongoing list of issues and questions and present them all at once, unless it’s something pressing. This will save your attorney some time and also save you some money.
- Know the best method of communication: Email is generally going to be the best way for you to communicate with your attorney, because it’s fast and convenient. Just avoid abusing email—always try to cover several issues at once, and don’t email too frequently. Trust that your attorney is working on your case.
- Get on the phone if necessary: Phone calls can be helpful for complex questions or if you have several issues you’d like to discuss or brainstorm about.
- Delays happen: Understand that your attorney is committed to your case. Even if there are slight delays, your attorney will get back to you, because they have an agreement with you. While it’s okay to follow up if you haven’t heard anything after a day or two, you shouldn’t follow up any more frequently than that.
- Be open and honest: Always be completely open and honest with your attorney. Their job is not to judge you, but to help you, and they cannot do so if you hold anything back.
For more tips to help you develop a strong relationship with your divorce lawyer, contact an experienced Long Island attorney at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.