I receive calls all the time from spouses who are wondering if their divorce
attorney is giving them the best divorce advice. Are they getting the
best settlement? Is their divorce attorney really fighting for them? They
explain their case is dragging on and on… Is their attorney working
in their best interest?
Some of them feel their lawyer doesn’t know what he/she is doing,
and others never hear from their attorney and have no idea what’s
going on in their case.
So why did you hire your divorce attorney?
Your Aunt Joan recommended him? They are with a large, renowned law firm?
She has an impressive legal background?
Whatever the reason, if you are not happy with your divorce lawyer, or
concerned about the direction your case is taking, and they’re not
doing a great job for you, it may be time to get a second opinion.
Every profession has talented people. But there will also be some professionals
who are not highly skilled, not assertive, or simply just not good at
what they do.
When it comes to your divorce, you need the best, most talented, highly
motivated attorney, and more importantly, an attorney who will be the
right fit for you.
As a dedicated and highly skilled divorce lawyer and mediator, I can tell
you that having accomplished, highly motivated representation when divorcing
is the key to getting the best possible settlement for you and your family.
Here are some reasons to get a second opinion and perhaps change your divorce
- You Don’t Agree with Your Lawyer’s Advice.
Although you are probably not an attorney, and should take your lawyer’s
advice, your attorney still needs to listen to your wishes. If you feel
your attorney is pressuring you to accept a settlement that is not comfortable
for you, you may have a problem. After all, it is your life, and also
your decision. If your attorney can’t adequately explain the reason
for his/her advice, and the settlement offer is not in alignment with
what you feel is fair; you may want to consider at the very least a consultation
with another divorce attorney. My advice? Get a second opinion!
- Doesn’t return phone calls or respond to emails.
You are entitled to prompt communication with your attorney. Yes, they
are busy, and you are not their only client, but they should respond to
you in a timely fashion.You deserve to be heard and to have your questions
answered, and to be advised on the progression of your case.They should
not take on more business than they can handle!
- The Attorney You Hired Is Not Equipped to Handle Your Case.
Some cases become complex and if you are a high net worth client, you may
require a divorce attorney with a strong financial background. Depending
on the scope of your case, you may need a divorce attorney who is a highly
skilled negotiator or seasoned litigator. Not all attorneys are created
equal.If you feel your attorney lacks the expertise your case requires,
you may not get the settlement you deserve!
- Your Attorney is a Disorganized!
If your attorney never seems to be prepared, or on top of what is going
on in your case, you’re in trouble. This can really be a problem,
and negatively affect the outcome of your case when they show up unprepared
for court. If this happens to you, don’t walk, run!! Your lawyer’s
disorganization should never waste your time, money or jeopardize your
case or your settlement.
If you are experiencing any, or all of the above, please call me to go
over your case, and to get a second opinion! We will discuss all your concerns.
As a highly trained and experienced divorce attorney and mediator with
a successful track record of over 35 years, I can help you decide whether
or not it’s time to change attorneys.
If during our conversation we determine your attorney is not behaving in
your best interest, I can also guide you on how to properly terminate
your attorney, and how to prepare properly to do so.
FREE 1-HOUR CONSULTATIONS are conducted virtually to reduce risk.
I look forward to speaking with you!
Stay healthy and safe!
If you are not happy with your divorce attorney call New York Divorce Lawyer
Lois Brenner now for a second opinion!
Schedule your Free Second Opinion Consultation Today!