Ending a marriage is often a long, painful process. Even in an amicable split, emotions may run high. Finding an attorney to guide one through is often the first step to take when facing a divorce. Many Connecticut residents find that working closely with that attorney may make the process a little less painful.
While an attorney may know a lot about family law, he or she does not often know much about the parties involved. The client can be helpful by sharing information about his or her spouse that will help the attorney know how to approach negotiations concerning that spouse. This valuable information, along with a written history of the marriage, will be useful to the attorney during negotiations, mediation and/or trial.
In addition to helping the attorney, clients can also help themselves by remaining focused on the divorce and keeping it as a priority to the end. The judge, one's lawyer and other professionals involved may have a better impression of a client who is always available and prompt for meetings and appointments. Clients may find they are better able to participate in the process if they schedule regular meetings with their lawyers to discuss strategies and to keep the case moving forward.
When a client's goal is to get the divorce over with quickly, he or she will not waste time being vindictive or petty during the proceedings. Acting maturely and maintaining a spirit of compromise may make things go a little more smoothly and reduce the feelings of animosity. In Connecticut, marriage dissolution may be a difficult time, but working closely with one's attorney may alleviate some of the anxiety.
Source: The Huffington Post, "5 Tips To Help You Through Your Divorce", Randall M. Kessler, June 16, 2016