There is nothing worse than having the best of intentions, but getting
less than desirable results. For instance, you may want to lose 10 pounds,
but have a hard time resisting an after dinner sweet. Or, you might have
a presentation to give at work, but instead of spending the time preparing,
you occupy your time watching TV.
In order to get to results that work, you have to put in the work. This
applies to your
divorce case, and it will involve learning to recognize when you are taking steps
that cause more harm than good, and taking a step back from those habits.
Not providing your attorney with the information they need – When you hire an attorney, you will have an experienced advocate
to protect your rights and interests as you navigate an unfamiliar legal
process. Although lawyers can do a lot of the legal work on your behalf,
you can also take an active role in helping the process proceed as swiftly
and successfully as possible. Handle requests from your attorney promptly,
being sure to provide all relevant information and documents pertaining
to your case. It will benefit the trajectory of your case and the final outcome.
Having unrealistic expectations – Working with an attorney is a positive step in working toward
the results you want, but you should be realistic about what can reasonably
be expected. Taking a hard line on certain elements of your case may be
wise, but not always. What you want and what is reasonable may not always
align. In fact, working amicably with the opposing party can help save
you costs and time, in addition to frustration. Work with your attorney
to learn about your rights and what you can reasonably expect in regard
to the law and your particular case.
Controlling your emotions – Divorce is an emotionally turbulent time, but you should have
control over what you say and do when it involves your case. Contacting
an ex-spouse or family members or posting certain things on social media
can actually hurt your case. In fact, some attorneys will use comments
or posts to further their case, such as highlighting the fact one party
may not be the best choice for
Taking others’ opinions as fact – A lot of people have stories about divorce, and talking about the
process can help. However, you should always take opinions and suggestions
with a grain of salt. Every case is different, and what works for others
may not always work for you given the particular set of facts and circumstances
involved. If you have questions about suggestions other people give you,
bring them up to your attorney.
At Moskowitz Law Group, LLC, we place an emphasis on working closely with
our clients and guiding them step by step through the divorce process.
By leveraging our extensive experience and resources, we have helped many
clients resolve their
family law concerns – and many benefited their own case by doing their part
along the way.
If you have questions about working with our New Jersey attorneys during
contact us for a free consultation. We’re available 24/7!