Welcome back and thanks for joining us. We’ve been talking about the common misconceptions people have about working with an attorney during their divorce, and hoping we can set the record straight for our readers. In the previous article we looked at two of the mistaken ideas we’ve heard countless times from clients over the years, namely the notions that lawyers don’t listen to you anyway, and that divorce is simple enough that no one should need an attorney. Moving on, we’re going to look at a few items on our list, and why they’re not true.
The main misconceptions people have about having a lawyer handle their divorce:
- Lawyers cost too much money! It isn’t worth it!
We won’t lie to you, lawyers aren’t cheap. Just like electricians, plumbers and surgeons aren’t cheap – any time you bring in an expert to handle a problem, it’s going to cost something. But it costs more to hire a lawyer after the fact to clean up, than it does to have a lawyer handle it properly from the start.
When you hire a lawyer you get what you pay for – so if you want a top of the line attorney, you will be paying significantly more. But when you enter into a divorce negotiation with someone who always has your back, is familiar with the law and has decades of experience, and can handle whatever is thrown at them (no matter how deluded, combative, or manipulative your spouse is!) the outcome is way more likely to be what you want for your future!
- Lawyers don’t explain things, and they keep you in the dark!
We’re not saying this doesn’t sometimes happen, but not if you have a good attorney! A reliable and respected attorney would never keep information from their client, or make decisions on their client’s behalf without sharing all of the options and information first. A lawyer worth their salt, so to speak, will always make sure their clients are fully informed of everything that is, or even could be, relevant to your case.
A good attorney discusses all possible outcomes for a case, and makes sure their client understands exactly what options are available, and what the likely result is for each choice. If your attorney isn’t discussing everything with you, or is keeping in the dark about your choices, you need a new attorney!
We believe our clients need to be treated with respect and dignity!
Here at The Kronzek Firm, we believe that our clients are an extremely valuable member of the legal team. We will never leave you in the dark, never treat you as if your opinion doesn’t matter, and never leave you out of the decision making process. If you are working with an attorney who doesn’t respect you or treat you with dignity, then call us immediately at 866 766 5245. We’re here to help.
Our skilled family law attorneys are available 24/7 to provide you with guidance as you work to navigate your divorce process. And if it’s something else, like child custody agreements, parenting time concerns, or even help to prepare a prenuptial agreement, we can help you with that too.