You want an attorney that will tell you the truth, no sugar coating. Telling clients what they may not want to hear is what a good attorney shares with you in private. Providing a candid legal opinion is what clients really want and need.
There are times when clients have expectations that simply are not realistic. Before engaging in costly litigation, that will not provide you the outcome you desire, a good attorney will tell you the truth about the likelihood of your success in front of a particular judge. Of course, knowing an outcome of a particular judge comes from years of experience.
Frank discussions with clients are far from easy, nor is it easy for clients to hear the message. But do you want to retain an attorney who fails to inform you of what you really should expect? And do you want an attorney that fails to share information you should have had early in your attorney-client relationship?
You should retain an attorney you trust to provide you with the full information you need make your own educated decisions. After all, you are placing your trust in the attorney’s hands to guide you through a difficult family law matter. If you can’t trust them to tell you the truth, how can you make informed decisions that will benefit you and your family.
You need an attorney who is brave enough to tell you factually truthful information, not an attorney who will coddle you, and perhaps fail to correct your misguided perception of what to expect at the end of your case.
Clients set their goals based on information provided by their attorney. Clients should be informed of the full picture (the good and the bad). And isn’t that really what a good attorney should do for you – share their knowledge and manage your expectations early on.
Clients pay attorneys to tell them what they need to hear, not what they want to hear.
From the start of all attorney-client relationships with Schmitt Law, PLLC, we share with clients the pros and cons of their case, thoroughly review their expectations, and candidly discuss the likely outcomes based on their specific facts. Because we value clients, we want to start our relationships knowing that our clients can depend and trust in us to tell them the truth…not just what they want the truth to be. In the end, our clients are able to make sound decisions, allowing them to move forward with their lives.
Michigan Divorce Attorney
If you are considering divorce or have been served divorce papers, contact Schmitt Law, PLLC. We are committed to guiding our clients and their families through the divorce process with the least amount of emotional trauma, while holding the interests and future of the family as a top priority. To schedule a consultation or learn more about our services, contact us online or call (616) 608-4634.