This article discusses:
- The importance of being actively involved in your case.
- How cooperation with your attorney will pay dividends.
- How your hunch on the likelihood of settling can help your case in the long run.
What Is Important To Know As I Go Through A Trial?
It is essential to know that you will need to actively participate in the preparation process, even if you have a lawyer. Unfortunately, many think that having a lawyer means they can check out entirely. This is simply not the case.
You need to cooperate with your attorney when they ask for things like documents, which are so critical to family law cases in New York. You can certainly ask them to explain why or where they are coming from. Although they may not make sense to you, you simply need to assist them after they explain themselves. If you do not, you risk not getting what you think you should get at trial.
Many also fall into the trap of justifying inaction based on the other side’s failure to do something. “The other side has not turned over any of their disclosures, so why should I?” is something we hear often. The court is not going to be sympathetic to a tit-for-tat revenge game. If you get to the point of trial and complain about not getting the proper disclosure, the judge will simply not care.
Do You Tend To Prepare Divorce Cases As If They Will Go To Trial?
We do not necessarily prepare family law cases like divorce as if they will go to trial. However, they do take a certain amount of assessment regardless.
We ask clients what they think the possibility of things not being settled is. This can prove invaluable down the road, as there have been several times where it was evident a client had received counsel prior to even hiring a lawyer and was able to build a robust case with rich evidence as a result.
With the guidance of a skilled attorney for Family Law Cases, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we’ll make it look easy. For more information on Family Law in New York, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (347) 797-1188 today.