At the beginning of your divorce process you may have many questions. You may even have specific questions you need to ask your attorney. Houston Divorce Now has some answers to basic questions you may have for your attorney specifically referring to communication. Read below to have your questions answered.
How much time will I spend communicating with my attorney about my case?
Be careful when asking this question. If your attorney has a hard time answering this question properly, they may not be the best attorney for you. Prepared attorneys will know what style of communication will fit their client’s needs. They will also know how to answer your question based off of the complexity of your case and how much time you are willing to out into it as well.
What ways will I communicate with my attorney?
In today’s world of technology, there are many ways to go about communicating with your lawyer. Some of these ways might be:
Online Platforms (Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, etc)
As your needs change, communication with your attorney will change as well. You may find that emailing between you is the most efficient way to communicate and so forth. Of course, the more you and your attorney communicate and get to know each other better, you will both find what communication styles work best in what settings. Something basic may only need an email, while serious conversations on heavy information may need to wait until an in-person meeting.
What can I tell my spouse about my attorney and our discussions?
When you meet with your attorney, you will be told about attorney-client relationships and how the communications work. You should keep all communication between you and your attorney to yourself. No information should be given to third parties or even your spouse. You do not want your information discussed with your attorney to be used against you or taken advantage of. Be careful what you talk about with your spouse.
Is there a way to keep communication nice between me and my spouse?
You should always try to keep communication between your spouse as amicable as possible. Your attorney may be able to give you advice on how to better communicate with your spouse as you deal with this troubling time. Your attorney may be able to tell you:
How to communicate with your spouse
When to communicate with your spouse
How to diffuse conflicting conversation
Unfortunately, some spouses may be hard to talk with no matter what. At this point, your attorney may tell you how to deal with a difficult or toxic person, or they may even have you stop talking to them.
How will I get paperwork for my case?
Your attorney will most likely use electronic communication in this day and age to give you copies of your paperwork for your case. Paperwork can now be sent through things lie secure email and applications like DropBox. Ask your attorney how they will specifically give you your paperwork.
After looking through these basic questions you may have for your lawyer, Houston Divorce Now hopes that you better understand what may happen with your case. Get started on your case today with C.Y. Lee Legal Group. You will get a trusted family law attorney!