There are lots of myths that go around regarding the divorce process. One of them is the myth that divorce lawyers prey on their clients and milk them for money using their lack of knowledge of the process. For the most part, this is a frivolous claim. Most Orange County divorce lawyers are people who are committed to their clients and care for the fate of their client and work to ensure that they have a better future. Typically, if you have a divorce lawyer that is truly caring towards your case, they should also help you in managing your attorney fees.
The word “care” and in terms of Orange County divorce attorneys is used in the context of making sure that the time is spent wisely by the lawyer, in that they keep the party involved in the divorce in loop with the proceedings, etc. The third aspect of care is ensuring that the lawyer works with you in trying to manage divorce costs which includes using their clients’ money wisely and practically.
One of the first aspects of managing attorney fees is managing expectations. If you are going into a divorce with the belief that you are correct and that you and only you deserve to win this case, it is an unreasonable expectation and you may be on course for having to deal with an expensive lesson.
When you hire an Orange County divorce attorney, you need to sit down and talk to them regarding the facts of the case. Only once the discussion has subsided and the lawyer has laid down their side will you be able to set reasonable expectations from the divorce case. In situations where you just impose your expectations on your attorney and give them a free pass to do whatever they want to achieve that expectation you are bracing yourself for a lot of spending and wasting of money.
Creating a Budget
When you hire a divorce lawyer, unless you have tons on tons of wealth to fall back on, you will have some figure in mind. The lawyer you choose will highlight the kind of amount you are ready to spend on your divorce case. When you have hired a divorce lawyer, in that case it is important for you to sit down with the person and set a budget. Tell them the amount you are willing to spend on the case so that know what they have to work with.
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.