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When I started getting into trouble I became pretty acclimated to legal procedures. Calling my attorney and working out bail was just another way to spend a Saturday night. Unfortunately, the stiffer the charges, the more difficult it was to talk my way out of a bad situation. After so many charges, I found myself slapped with a long jail sentence, and I realized that I wanted to turn things around. Fortunately, my lawyer was able to walk me through yet another process, so that I could make the right changes. My blog discusses how to emotionally cope with legal issues so that you can start living a good life.



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3 Tips To Help You Effectively Communicate With Your Family Law Attorney

by Lillian Wheeler

Whether you are getting a divorce or simply going through a child custody dispute, you are going to need to a hire a good family law attorney. There is one thing that is extremely beneficial when it comes to you and your attorney: good communication. Here are three tips to help ensure that you are communicating well with yours:

1. Don't Hesitate to Speak Up and Ask Questions.

If you have never been involved in a legal case before, then you are not going to know how things "go down" so to speak. You are also not going to be familiar with legal terms that your attorney and his or her team may use. Therefore, if you do not understand something that has been mentioned to you, then it is important that you say something to your attorney. The legal process should be explained to you in layman's terms so that you can understand, but it is possible that your attorney will forget that you are not familiar with the terms that he or she uses on a regular basis and you will need to remind your attorney by asking questions.

2. Provide Supporting Documents as Requested.

Since your attorney is building a case for you, he or she will be asking you to find and provide him or her with supporting documents. As soon as you asked to locate a document, find that document and provide it immediately. If you fail to do so, not only can it put your case on hold and hurt your case in the long run, it could result in extra billings from your attorney when he or she has to remind you to provide the documentation. Therefore, it is easier and less expensive to provide the documentation when you are initially asked.

3. Don't Call or E-mail Your Lawyer Multiple Times a Day.

Every single time you email or call your lawyer and he or she responds to you there is a chance that you will be billed each time. This can result in a very high invoice for you. You are already being charged enough and you probably don't want to be charged more than you have to. So, you want to try to limit your calls and e-mails (unless, of course, it is an absolute emergency). If you have a question to concern that needs to be addressed, write it down. If it can wait until your next meeting, then that is the best solution. If not, then start compiling a list and wait to make a single phone or send one email so that your attorney can address everything at one time. 

Check out a website like http://www.ivylawgroup.com for more information and assistance.