By Sophya Qureshi Raza
In her article “9 Questions to Keep Your Divorce Lawyer Honest,” Diane Mercer (attorney, mediator and author) advocates asking specific and tough questions of your divorce attorney.
I think these are wonderful questions to ask BEFORE you hire an attorney.
Beware of the attorney that says that there is no worst case scenario, that your case has a slam dunk argument, or that he/she is 100% certain your argument will prevail. This type of attorney just wants your money.
Any competent attorney knows that the outcome of a divorce is never guaranteed or certain and should be more than willing to give you honest answers to these questions.
As a client, having your expectations set prior to litigation is essential to help you manage your emotions and expectations during the process.
Posted by Attorney Sophya Qureshi Raza. Raza practices family law where she effectively guides clients through dissolution of marriage, modifications of prior judgments, and resolving child custody and paternity disputes. She also helps families with legal guardianships and conservatorships for the elderly and disabled.
11/9/11 3:48 PM
Alimony or Maintenance, Child Custody, Child Support, Contemplating Divorce, Making the Case, The Legal Process | Comments Off |
9 Questions to Keep Your Divorce Lawyer Honest
By Sophya Qureshi Raza
A friend recently shared an article by Kathy Read “Regrets of a stay-at-home mom”. I found this article to be a very honest view of a woman in a situation that I believe many of my clients can relate to. I have seen many cases where a woman has opted to stay at home with her children, only to be confronted with a financial crisis during her divorce. She probably has been out of the work force for quite some time and is now being told that she needs to go back to work to begin the daunting task of supporting herself.
I don’t think that the majority of mothers take a potential divorce into consideration when opting to stay-at-home. They have their children’s best interests in mind and make the very difficult decision to stay home with their children. Of course, many stay-at-home mothers are good maintenance candidates in a divorce, however, the maintenance received probably will not cover all of her expenses. Also, she will be expected (most likely if she is under the age of 55) to go back to work to become self-supporting.
This article had me thinking about taking into consideration all possible scenarios when making life altering decisions such as this one.
02/4/11 9:24 AM
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Regrets of a Stay-at-Home Mom