Divorce matters can be challenging to handle. In this regard, it is important to enlist the services of an experienced lawyer. At every stage of your case, it is important to know the best way to deal with your attorney so that you get the best outcome of your matter. This article is meant to explain the things that you should expect your lawyer to do at every stage of your divorce case.
The lawyer should have a roadmap on how the case should start and end. He/she should inform you on what will be expected of at every phase of your case. The attorney should explain to you on how the case will move from your side even if they do not know what will happen from the other side. The attorney should give various scenarios on what will happen at each of the important phases of your case.
Financial documents. The lawyer must have your spouse provide him/her with important financial statements to enable them evaluate how the property will be shared.
Important documents. The lawyer must demand important documents that have information on any benefits from employer if they are employed. These benefits are like pension and insurance documents. If there is pension, your lawyer will demand that it should be share on a certain basis.
Professionals needed in the case. The lawyer should evaluate what professionals are needed for the case and how to get them. You might need the services of accountants, psychologists and value. Because the lawyers interacts with these firms often times, he will be able to select on your behalf the best service providers.
Outside court settlement. Your lawyer should inform your spouse’s attorney that you are free and open to negotiations if there is a need.
Open communication. The lawyer should be able to respond very fast to your calls, emails and any and other communication channels that you use. Missed calls should be returned at appropriate times within 24 hours.
Courtroom preparation. Your lawyer should advise you accordingly how to prepare and behave in the courtroom when you are being cross-examined.
Depending on how the case is progressing, your lawyer should furnish with information on the likely outcome of your case. If you are likely to win, the lawyer should inform you in advance. On the other hand, if you may lose the case, a good lawyer must always inform you.
In case you are defeated and there is good basis for appeal, your attorney should tell you so. He should be able to tell you where you might have gone wrong and rectify at the appeal stage.