We all like a little bit of reassurance. So if you ever find yourself up against the uncertainty of a divorce case, it’s very reasonable to ask your family lawyer how they expect it’s all going to turn out, based on what they have experienced.
But how much credibility can we put into their response? Is it possible to accurately predict the results of a divorce in advance — or is that simply wishful thinking?
Best case, worst case
Odds are you would rather hear good news rather than the bad news. For this reason, it can be tempting to try to only get a best-case scenario perspective on the upcoming case, where everything swings your way.
Unfortunately, real life often isn’t quite so accommodating. A lawyer’s job may be to manage your expectations to prepare for the realistic result.
Relying on past experiences or related situations
A huge part of the benefit of working with a family lawyer is that you get to tap into their firm’s large base of experiences from working on similar cases. They’ll be able to use that knowledge to give you a good idea of what to expect.
Ultimately, every case is unique and you can’t solely rely on previous experiences to determine an outcome for your case. But it does give you very useful information that may help inform your strategy and approach. This important this is to ensure that you are receiving straight advice, and more importantly that you are ready to listen to the advice that you receive.
Getting the facts straight
Working together with your lawyer from the start is instrumental in keeping you focus on the right priorities and giving you peace of mind throughout the process. If you are looking for valuable legal advice to get you through your divorce or separation, contact Epstein & Associates to work with our team of trusted legal professionals.