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Be Honest with Your Divorce Attorney

Be Honest with Your Divorce Attorney

Divorce is a difficult life event for everyone involved, and finding the right divorce attorney for you can feel like yet another overwhelming task to accomplish. Your post-divorce financial and parental rights, however, hinge upon the terms of your divorce, which makes working with an experienced Williamson County divorce attorney well advised. Finding an attorney with whom you are comfortable working is essential, as you'll need to open about the details of your personal life in order for him or her to effectively represent you.

Your Divorce: Your Divorce Attorney

It is hard enough that your marriage is not going to make, but airing your family’s dirty laundry can feel as if you are adding insult to injury. The truth is that you are not required to share his information with anyone else, but your divorce attorney cannot provide you with the level of legal counsel you need if he or she does not know everything that he or she needs to know. If your divorce attorney asks you a question pertinent to your divorce, you owe it yourself and to the strength of your case to answer honestly. If you do not feel comfortable doing so, the attorney may not be a good fit for you, and it is probably a good idea to keep looking.

Coming Clean

The more your divorce attorney knows about you, your family, and your marriage, the better he or she can represent you and your best interests, which is why you need a divorce attorney in the first place. Some of the categories of questions that can be most difficult to answer honestly (but that it is very important to answer honestly) include:

  • Questions about your debts

  • Questions about your household income

  • Questions about any infidelities or other wrongdoing in the marriage

  • Questions about any perceived failings your divorcing spouse may try to use against you

  • Questions about your relationship with your children, your divorcing spouse, and his or her family

  • Questions about your divorce goals

If there is something you do not feel comfortable sharing, it is important to recognize that your divorcing spouse is very likely to already know the answer, which leaves you at a decided disadvantage. Your divorce attorney cannot build your strongest case in support of you and your children’s best interests without all the information necessary to see the big picture.

Your Divorce Attorney’s Role

Remember that everything you share with your divorce attorney is confidential, and he or she will not share it with your divorcing spouse without your express consent. Finally, your divorce attorney is on your side and is not there to judge you, so take a deep breath and let it all out. You are in a safe space.

Turn to an Experienced Williamson County Divorce Attorney

If you are facing a divorce, Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Williamson County, Texas, is a dedicated divorce attorney whom you can trust to treat you with the respect you deserve while skillfully building your strongest case. For more information about how we can help you, please do not wait to contact or call us at 254-501-4040 today.

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