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Divorce Tips For Women: Get Your Attorney Working For You

Jun 5, 2008
The biggest expense to be faced by any woman when divorcing their partner is the cost of hiring a divorce attorney. As well as paying the bill a woman should be prepared to not just sit back and assume that their attorney will do everything right for them and hope that they have their best interests at heart. You need to be proactive and keep abreast of everything that's going on.

Keeping in contact with the attorney means that you won't be over looked and that file will stay close at hand. This ensures that they won't forget about your case and relegate it to the bottom of the pile. We have provided some additional Tips that will ensure that your Attorney is working for you and earning their considerable fees.

Don't be afraid of checking up on your attorney. Ask him if he has filed all the right motions with the court. Don't be afraid to then ask the court to confirm that they have received them. Do some research yourself and make sure you know what your attorney should be filing. There is nothing better for keeping an attorney on his toes than a knowledgeable client.

When talking with your attorney be efficient, don't indulge in small talk and get straight to the point. You will be paying for your time by the minute so discussing their sons little league victory maybe costing you money. For simple routine questions try asking assistants or secretaries, they will be able to look up facts or court dates and probably not charge you.

You must try to keep any contact with your former partner's to an absolute minimum. Make sure your attorney knows that you expect him to establish communications through your former partners attorney. Should however your attorney advise you differently then you should try to comply to the best of your ability. Attorneys have spent years training and deal with hundreds of divorces a year so they usually know what they are doing.

Your attorneys fees and going to be high, there is very little you can do about this. You can help prevent unnecessary costs and over billing by keeping a record of every meeting and phone call. Include who you met with or spoke with and how long the meeting took. It's also a good idea to make a note or any thing you requested and what the conversation was about.

Try to save up questions for your attorney and ask them during one meeting or call. If you have 1 question and contact your attorney you will incur a bill by asking several questions at once you will save some money. If possible try to ask simple questions through email once again this will help save time and money.

We all know that a divorce can be a very stressful time especially if there are children involved. By choosing the best attorney possible and ensuring that they are working for you and keeping on top of your case can help to ease some of the stress. Use the tips above to help ensure that you get a quick and beneficial divorce settlement.

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