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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Jul 30, 2013

Here are some tips to help you build a good relationship with your family law attorney.

#1 Maintain Communication

Communication is the single most important aspect when dealing with your divorce attorney. Always remain in contact with your attorney, no matter how small a detail you may think it is important that your lawyer is constantly updated with the facts of your case as to better prepare for court. If you feel your attorney is not being responsive to your needs, simply let them know. Experienced family law attorney’s want clients for the long term and appreciate feedback.

#2 Ensure Your Lawyer Understand Your Case

Whether it is a case of domestic violence or a standard divorce, make sure your attorney understands the ins and outs of your case. Before your initial consultation develop a list of questions and present them to you attorney. Consider the following questions

  • Have you ever taken a case like mine?

  • What is the process of me case?

  • What has been your success rate with this type of case?

  • What makes you different from other Phoenix attorneys?

#3 Trust Your Attorney

A strong and healthy relationship with anyone is built through trust. In Arizona attorney-client privilege applies and this protects you from your attorney sharing information to a third-party. Your attorney is hired to protect you and provide you with highest level of representation and respect. If you feel that you can’t trust your attorney, then that is definitely a sign that you should end your relationship or tell them directly and develop a plan for mending the situation.