Having a great attorney is essential whenseeking a divorce in Pasadena. But few people realize that they can fire their attorney if they believe they made the wrong choice the first time around. Switching representation in the middle of your case can be a bit of a hassle and should not be taken lightly, but sometimes it’s the best option to make sure your needs are being met.
It's a red flag if your attorney isn't willing to answer any questions that you might have. Successful attorneys are excellent communicators who want to help their clients make educated decisions surrounding their family’s future. Even though you didn’t go to law school yourself, your attorney should be able to explain the laws affecting your case in a way that makes sense to you.
Another common reason that people switch divorce lawyers is because the attorney they hired is not willing to negotiate. Trials are costly and expensive, so it’s best to come to a settlement out of court whenever possible. An attorney who is being unnecessarily adversarial isn't serving your best interests. This is especially true in cases that involve child custody and visitation. As a parent, you do not want to do anything that will create tension that could damage your relationship with your child.
Finally, you should be suspicious of any attorney who promises a specific result for your case. All litigation carries an element of risk. Even the best attorney in the world is dealing with certain factors that are outside of his or her control. A good attorney will advocate for your interests, but be honest with you about any potential risks associated with the course of action that you are choosing to take.
How Can We Help?
If you are in need of legal representation for your divorce, please call our office at (626) 683-8113 or email us at info@PasadenaLawOffice.com. Our Pasadena family law firm is well equipped to handle a wide range of issues surrounding the division of marital assets, spousal support, child support, and/or child custody and eager to help you in any way possible.