Effective communication is key in anything when multiple people are involved. When emotions and stress level runs high (as they commonly do during a divorce), it can be difficult to speak your thoughts clearly and listen patiently to the other side.
By making certain that you practice effective communication with your lawyer during this difficult time, however, you can greatly increase your chances of reaching the best possible outcome. As a result, this article reviews some of the important strategies that you should follow when navigating a divorce.
Understand the Attorney-Client Relationship
It is vital that anyone who retains the assistance of an attorney understands what the attorney-client privilege protects. The privilege protects any statements that are made to your attorney for the purpose of receiving legal assistance. The protection, however, does not encompass some details that you might share with your attorney.
For example, the privilege only protects information that you keep in private with your attorney or attorney’s staff. The privilege does not extend to any details that you might share with other people you know. The privilege also does not apply to some non-legal advice conversations that you might have with your attorney. Similarly, the protection does not extend to fraudulent acts.
Understand What You Will Get Out of the Legal Process
By understanding what you can reasonably expect from the divorce process, you will be better prepared for moving on after the conclusion of your divorce.
The most experienced divorce attorneys make certain to inform their clients as early as possible in the process about how things are likely to resolve. During this conversation, it is a wise idea to discuss matters with your lawyer in a direct and honest manner.
Actively Listen to Your Attorney
You likely have spent a substantial amount of time finding the best possible attorney, but you should also make sure to carefully consider anything that your lawyer tells you about how the divorce process will play out.
While this might seem like a simple idea, many people fail to follow this advice. If you have questions or concerns about the process, you should make sure to raise these issues with your lawyer so they can be fully addressed.
Understand That There are Multiple Perspectives in Your Divorce
If you are navigating a divorce, you likely have a strong set of views about your spouse and about why your marriage did not last. Your former spouse, however, likely has contrasting views about why your marriage will not last.
The more fully that you understand the opposing views in your marriage and divorce, the easier it will be to predict how your former spouse will act during the legal process. Many times, by appreciating your spouse’s viewpoint, you will also likely be able to reach a conclusion much more quickly and easily.
Speak with an Experienced Divorce Lawyer
By utilizing effective communication strategies, many people discover that they are able to reach the best possible results in their divorce.
If you need the assistance of an experienced family law attorney, do not hesitate to contact an experienced lawyer at Vayman & Teitelbaum P.C. today.