People tend to react differently to problems at different moments of time. This phenomenon is a universal observation. To make this concept easier, let’s look at an example. A child, whenever he or she feels insecure or in need of help and advice, tends to go to the parents. As children grow, so does their social circle, and with time they start going to other people for advice. In and beyond the teen years, people tend to turn more towards their friends for advice.
Yet, if you face a legal issue and come to a qualified divorce lawyer, there can sometimes occur a bit of a dichotomy for the clients. They are then at the crossroads of whose advice to pay heed to. Should they listen to their family regarding such an issue? Their friends? Or their Orange County family law attorney? This blog will give you some input as to whom to listen to when you have a legal problem in your family or personal life.
Divorce is an issue that is primarily a case of the happenings between you and your spouse with or without the interference from people on the outside. Most divorces are a mixture of a series of decisions that are taken or not taken by either spouse. Unlike other professions such as in medicine, divorce attorneys and their clients have a greater degree of consultation in their decision-making with each other.
As top Orange County divorce lawyers, we understand that the process of divorce can be painful for most, and in times of pain, the family and friends are usually the people to fall back to for support. While their support for emotional stability might be helpful, their advice in terms of decisions regarding the divorce case can be catastrophic.
Relatives of the people going through a divorce tend to have emotions charged themselves which means that their judgments and advices can be more out of some particular emotion rather than logical thinking. It is often seen that the relatives aren’t well versed in family law and may lead the spouse into making a decision that is unacceptable in court and might lead the spouse himself in trouble.
Compare the above to how divorce attorneys deal and the answer to the question raised at the very start will be clear. Lawyers treat their clients professionally, and with a professional connection with their clients, they can base their decisions on a clear-headed approach that enables them to give legally practicable advice to the client.
While the intention of the family and friends shouldn’t be doubted, it is important for people who are going through divorce that law is a profession that involves expertise, objectivity, and calm.
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.