What is a family law strategy session?
Family law strategy means smart, forward progress
The process of hiring a lawyer for a divorce or parentage matter seems simple – a consultation, retention and representation. But what most husbands, wives, fathers and mothers don’t understand is the beginning of the process is like a domino to nearly everything that follows. If the initial consultation is missing certain, critical elements, the path you head down may not be the best and, like many poor starts, may cause unnecessary delays, money and even affect the results.
Strategy – In our experience, it’s a word too many family law attorneys do not take seriously and do not execute in their clients’ representation. Instead, we see too many lawyers focused on “reacting” to what happens while a case ages and doesn’t make the forward progress it should.
When does strategy start? In a divorce or parentage case, pre or post judgment, before you file the first document with the court or serve it on your spouse or other parent.
Does family law strategy really occur at a “consultation?”
I know plenty of lawyers who offer a “consultation.” Some of them are focused on one thing at consultation – selling the client to retain. Is that what you want? To be “sold” on the lawyer? Or are you there to get answers to questions, discuss strategy and figure out how you should proceed forward.
Look, I am not stating all consultations are a waste of time. I am sure there are some lawyers who take the time to actually listen to the prospective client and answer the questions. But here is what I do know – the service our family law firm offers to prospective clients, an affordable strategy session, is what most people should want in a consultation. Our family law strategy sessions are a real discussion about your facts, your issues, your concerns and needs and an honest dialogue about what our law firm can do for you.
We are ready to put together a family law strategy designed for your needs
Our family law firm is exclusively a family law firm – that is all we do and we do it well.
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When you call, you will speak with an experienced family law attorney. If one is not immediately available, you will be directed to leave a voicemail for that attorney and he or she will call you back as soon as the attorney is available (typically the same day). If during our call with you, we believe we can help you and you want to come in to meet with us, we will set up a strategy session with one of our experienced lawyers.
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