Your divorce and child custody attorney should understand your emotional and financial needs. My firm is dedicated to giving you the personal attention you need and deserve to make the important decisions involved with a divorce and custody legal process.
One of the most difficult and time consuming (and thus expensive) factors in a divorce proceeding can be the relationship that the opposing attorneys have with each other when negotiating or litigating contested issues in the case. All too often, the attorneys engage in trench warfare, neither willing to enter the “no man’s land” of compromise.
Attorneys who pride themselves on zealously advocating for their clients, as is their duty under the Rules of Professional Conduct. Sympathetic to a client who they believe has been wronged, or sympathetic to a heart-wrenching situation in which that client finds him- or herself. Allowing the client’s emotional state to control the tactics and strategies employed in a divorce is frequently detrimental to the client. It raises the volume on the tension and prevents for all intents meaningful resolution of the issues; which can lead to lengthy divorce litigation and ultimately a very expensive trial.
Compassion – not sympathy – is by far the better practice. Compassion is the ability to recognize the feelings and emotions of another without necessarily sharing them. Though clients may feel justified if they perceive that their attorney has taken up their cause, these attorneys can struggle to find solutions to an issue, and that may result in the outlay of thousands of dollars to argue issues in court. It doesn’t have to be that way.
I understand (been through it) and embrace the compassionate approach. If my approach is attractive to you as you consider dissolving your marriage Call me today at 301-515-1190 or contact us online to discuss your situation.