Help Them Help You
One of the most important things you can do in a family legal case is to help you’re attorney help you. A lot of people have a tendency to want to take the reins because after all, it’s their kids at stake. However, the whole reason people hire professionals is because they don’t know how to do what they’re paying someone else to do for them. It’s a no-brainer really. However, it’s easy to assume others don’t know what they’re talking about. In a family legal situation involving divorce and child custody or visitation, getting the right help can be the difference between getting regular visitation and seeing them every other weekend. There are things you can do to help your case without stepping on your attorney’s toes. So here are some things you can do to help you win your case and get the parenting schedule you need for your children.
- Stay Organized. Your attorney is not a magician; they don’t know what you don’t tell them. So what does this mean? Hearsay doesn’t hold up in any legal situation, only the facts matter. If you tell your divorce lawyer that your ex is a bad parent, they drink to excess, do drugs or have promiscuous relationships that make your kids uncomfortable you can’t just throw that kind of stuff out there without anything to back it up. It helps to have things like this documented. Social networking makes this easy because people tend to put things out there on the internet that they probably shouldn’t such as pictures, status updated on Facebook that detail questionable activities etc. Bring this stuff to your attorney. Past police records, tickets, documented cases of abuse etc. go a long way.
- Don’t Hold Information Back. Believe it or not some people don’t disclose all the necessary information that would help them with their case because of a sense of embarrassment or loss of pride. These things need to be checked at the door in a legal issue like this. Studies have shown that a good percentage of people don’t tell their doctor everything that’s wrong with them because they’re afraid of the diagnosis. This is a similar situation when people are talking to their lawyer. They’re job is to interpret all the facts and use their knowledge and training to use that information to help you win your case.
In family law, what matters most is what’s presented to the judge. Whether you’re representing yourself or paying an attorney to help you with your case, having all the right facts together and a cool head can be better than hiring the hot shot attorney in your town. Emotions can come into play in the court room too. It’s paramount that you maintain the ability to think clearly and make educated decisions rather than irrational choices. There is a plethora of information on the web just waiting for you to access it to help you with your family legal issue.
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- How Much Does A Family Attorney Actually Cost? Child Custody (aboutthechildrenblog.com)