For some people, their first instinct is to find an aggressive divorce
attorney who will bulldoze right over their ex. But at the Meyers Law
Group, P.C., we understand that while a tenacious legal advocate is sometimes
helpful, the average
divorce requires more level-headed and compassionate legal representation. Not
only will this amicable approach save you strain and legal expenses during
the divorce, but it can mean a more peaceful future once the process has
been completed. There are several reasons why an aggressive lawyer is
not the way to go; here are a few of them:
1) Having an aggressive lawyer does not mean that they will be working with
a successful lawyer. In fact, many divorcees learn that this strategy
can backfire. Judges are not fans of a belligerent family law attorney
who can create conflict at every turn. Such a lawyer might also resort
to dirty tactics, tactics which will often weaken a case. They can further
drag out a case, costing you precious time and racking up your legal bills.
A smart attorney will know what issues require a fight, and which do not,
making the case go smoother. A capable lawyer will also know how to craft
a real case, a case that is successful.
2) An aggressive lawyer could also be your ticket to a divorce trial. Most
divorces, around 90 percent of them, end in a settlement, a cost-effective
way of pursuing as amicable a divorce as possible. But if you have an
attorney who fights tooth and nail over even small issues, then you will
have to pay more in legal fees for the extended time. And in a trial,
matters can get even nastier than they were before. And even if you think
you have "won" your case, you will still probably be the one
footing the bill for your divorce lawyer.
3) If this is the type of lawyer you get stuck with, then you may be working
with someone who does not have a realistic grasp of your case, someone
who is assuring you of things that simply cannot be guaranteed in a divorce
decree. A trustworthy divorce attorney can accurately assess your case
and be honest with you, telling you the many factors that go into
child custody, support payments,
equitable distribution, etc. That way, you would not be in for a devastating shock when you see
your finalized divorce settlement.
4) While an aggressive lawyer will certainly stick around in your life as
long as the prolonged divorce will take, they will soon be out of your
life, leaving you with all manner of aggravated relationship issues. Your
future with your ex will be made all the thornier because of a contentious
divorce. There are many reasons, such as child custody or support payments,
that mean you still have to see your ex for years to come. If your divorce
is made all the more ugly because of a lawyer intent on squeezing every
penny possible from your ex, you are the one who is in for years of rancor.
Not to mention hefty legal bills.
In the long run, it is invaluable to have an experience Long Island divorce
lawyer on your side, one who is committed to settling your divorce in
as respectful and peaceful as manner as possible. Not only can you find
yourself with the settlement that you deserve, but you can be saved the
needless stress and costs of a contentious divorce. Find out what our
legal team can accomplish for you when you
contact the Meyers Law Group, P.C. today!