By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
When you hire a divorce lawyer, you become partners in a mission…that being protecting your rights during your divorce. Understand that divorce is a process. There are time frames that must be met according to law. And your divorce lawyer needs your cooperation.
The lawyer needs to know the facts of the marriage. Things like how long you are married, did you both work during the marriage, was a business formed during the marriage, are there any inheritences during the marriage, number and ages of children, why did the marriage break up.
You will be required to produce documents about the family finances. Many clients don’t realize how costly it becomes when they don’t cooperate with their own attorneys.
You will be expected to be level headed and non emotional. Save the fear, anger, depression for the shrink. Let the lawyer do the lawyering.
You need to budget funds to pay your lawyer until he/she can get into court to get your spouse to pay, if that is what is required under the law and facts of your marriage. This usually takes about 3 -4 months in Palm Beach County. Mediation has to come first, and before that, financial disclosure.
For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. or click on the Firm’s web site at http://www.familylawwpb.com.