There are two things every client of a divorce lawyer has to understand. The first thing is that all lawyers are different to one another in their approach towards cases. One lawyer, for example, can be aggressive from the go ahead. The other one might not suggest the same level of aggressiveness. Instead, they will probably proceed in calmer, more straight-forward manner. Once you understand the fact that not all lawyers are the same, it is important for you to understand that you play an important role in the success and failure of a divorce attorney.
Confused? There is no need to be. A divorce lawyer can’t fight your case without your proper cooperation and help because at the end of the day, he or she is just a person representing you; in reality, you’ve been the victim or are the defendant in the case.
Simply hearing what your lawyer has to say isn’t by any means effective communication. The basis of effective communication depends on it being two ways. The better the communication between the two the greater the flow of ideas and lesser the chance of confusion arising that might ultimately affect your Orange County family law case. Without regular communication, you will be unable to keep track of a case that is ultimately directly about you and your married life.
Contrary to popular belief, no divorce attorney, irrespective of their fees, has a magic wand to magically solve cases. A good Orange County divorce attorney is likely to put loads of effort into developing effective strategies for the case at hand. This method will be no different when your case is being fought. Strategy is basically the tactics, facts, tones, styles and directions of arguments that the divorce attorney will employ in court to try and turn the tide of the case their favor. The best for your lawyer to build a strategy is by having you at their side. You are the person who the case concerns and you should be aware of the direction the lawyer is about to take in your case.
There are seldom people who don’t care how much money they spend in their divorce proceedings. Almost no one has an open checkbook for lawyers to pounce on and use whenever they want for whatever they want. When the situation is like this, it means that most people like to pay a reasonable amount and expect results in that amount. In such cases it is important for clients to at the start of the case sit down with their divorce attorneys and decide a suitable budget for their case. The budget can include costs such as those for forensic accountants etc.
Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law lawyer and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues including divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, child custody, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and other family law issues. Mr. Maggio has practiced law in California since 1999, and founded The Maggio Law Firm in 2005, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law matters.