Divorce is an emotional and difficult time. And no doubt your highly concerned about the outcome of your divorce. Once your divorce case is underway, it’s time to start thinking about what you want – what your goals are for the outcome of your divorce. Of course, you may not know what you are legally entitled to. But an experienced attorney can guide you through the process, talk to you about realistic expectations for your divorce, and help you to get the best outcome in your divorce.
Even after months of discussion with their attorney, all too often clients are still unable to articulate what outcome they are seeking in their divorce. If you’re going through a divorce, and are unable to clearly state what outcome you are seeking, it makes it difficult for your attorney to achieve your goals.
At Schmitt Law, PLLC, we talk to you about what the law supports, how the judge is most likely to rule in your case, what is an equitable and fair outcome for you, and what you should expect in your specific situation. After you’ve been armed with that information, it’s now time to express what it is that you want – what you would accept in settlement of your case. It’s not your attorney’s job, nor the mediator’s job to “tell” you, or bully you into an agreement. At the end of the day, it’s your decision what you will accept to settle your divorce case.
Once again, it’s YOUR decision on the final settlement of your divorce case. And that translates to you being able to tell your attorney what’s important to you, what your needs are after the divorce, and what you expect when your divorce case is completed. You should be thinking about what outcome you will be satisfied with. It’s important for you and your attorney to be on the same page when it comes to your goals. If you’re unable to share your goals with your attorney because you have failed to set any goals for your divorce, it makes it impossible to help you achieve them. Talk to your attorney early in the process about your goals so you can establish what it is you would like to achieve in your divorce. This will help save time as your case moves into negotiations and mediation.
At Schmitt Law, PLLC, we understand that filing for divorce can be an emotional and confusing experience. That’s why we are committed to providing personalized service to each client we represent, and will be with you through this difficult journey. At Schmitt Law, PLLC we encourage clients to take a more collaborative approach to divorce that promotes positive communication and cooperation. Through mediation or the collaborative divorce process, Laurie guides her clients through amicable divorce settlements so they can move forward with their life. To discuss your circumstances and legal options, contact Schmitt Law, PLLC at (616) 608-4634 to schedule a consultation. Or contact us online to arrange a consultation. Our office is located at 401 Hall Street SW, Suite 112D, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.