Once you have decided to get yourself involved into a divorce, the role of the lawyer becomes of paramount importance. Orange County divorce cases tend to be won and lost because of the competence of the lawyers as much as the facts of the case. Your attorney in court is often your spokesperson in court and the only chance you have of winning the case of getting a favorable result is through the performance of your Orange County divorce attorney.
This highlights the importance of the role of a lawyer in divorce proceedings. When you employ a lawyer to represent you in court, there are a few things that you need to expect from him/her in court.
· Expect Them To Be Well-Prepared
This is one of the most obvious expectations that a client is likely to have from their lawyer in an Orange County divorce case. The proceedings of the court means that lawyers from both of the spouses will fight and argue the case in front of the judge who would in the end give their judgment. Keeping this in mind, it is important to have your Orange County divorce lawyer aware of the facts of the case inside and out.
A good lawyer is likely to come prepared to court knowing what questions the opposing lawyer could ask, any testimony that they should present, and have a list of witnesses and evidences to be presented.
· Expect Them To Communicate With You Regularly
You and your lawyer are on the same side in a divorce case. In fact, your lawyer is your sword and your shield. Therefore, it is important that you expect your lawyer to communicate with you on a regular basis throughout the course of divorce proceedings. The communications between the two of you can be on a variety of topics that may range from the day’s happenings in courts to the up and coming testimonies and cross questioning phase in court. The more you communicate with your lawyer the better it is for you and your lawyer’s chances of winning the case.
· Expect Them To Be Social And Cordial With The Opposing Counsel
The legal world of Orange County family law is small and well-knit like a community together. This means that lawyers who practice extensively in the same field will generally be good colleagues out of court. You should keep that in mind, since you may see your lawyer communicating with the opposing counsel. However, it will not affect your case. In fact, this might help as both lawyers may even be able to discuss peaceful resolutions to the case out of court.
Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce attorney 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.