When you are facing a divorce, there are so many questions swirling through your mind and so many things you are trying to deal with. It’s a confusing time. As organized and prepared as you might be to work with your divorce attorney, there are a few things you should be sure to ask about that might not appear on your list of questions.
- How do you think a judge would rule on the issues in my case? This is such an important question because it will help you adjust your expectations and have a realistic plan. The answer to this question might be surprising to you – most people going into a divorce are sure the judge will see things their way. If the judge is unlikely to give you everything you want, you may want to consider mediation where you and your spouse can work out the issues yourselves. You may have a better chance of getting what you want that way.
- What mistakes am I making? People generally come to their attorney to fix things after the fact. You will save yourself a lot of money and a lot of frustration if you have your attorney point out things you are doing that may backfire, cause controversy with your ex or the judge, or are simply decisions that are going to cause more trouble in the end. Most clients present their attorneys with what has happened in the past and want them to fix it moving forward. You’ll get better results if you ask your attorney to help you see what you are doing today that will create problems in your case tomorrow.
DeTorres & DeGeorgeprovides compassionate and proactive divorce and family law representation in New Jersey. Call us now at 908-284-6005 so that we can help you with your case.