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Does a Good Lawyer Make a Difference in the Outcome of a Divorce Case?

Posted on in Divorce

Novi divorce attorneyStudies suggest that having an attorney in a murder case significantly reduces the rate of conviction, the amount of time spent in jail, and the chance of a life sentence conviction. Perhaps in homicide cases, where the stakes are so high and there are questions of evidence, this is not surprising. But what about Michigan divorce cases? Does having a great lawyer matter then? And what if your attorney is not meeting your expectations - should you seek a new attorney or just wait it out, hoping things get better? If you find yourself in this situation, read on. 

The Right Lawyer Makes All the Difference

While everyone hopes to find the perfect attorney the first time around, this is not always possible. Most people getting divorced have never gone through the divorce process before and likely do not have experience choosing an attorney, including identifying red flags that could indicate an attorney is not the right fit. 

Even when an attorney has been well researched and carefully chosen, they are still people with personal problems and character flaws that may become apparent as a case goes on. An attorney who was responsive at first may become more and more difficult to contact; even the most organized lawyer may become a mess when dealing with a major health crisis or family problems. 

While it may seem like changing an attorney is a risky move, especially if you are already partway through a divorce, finding a better attorney is nearly always less risky than sticking with an ineffective one. Your case is far more likely to succeed when you have an advocate who understands your needs and concerns and is truly responsive to them. 

A good divorce attorney will have a personality that you mesh with, but more importantly, you should be able to have confidence in the attorney’s interest in and enthusiasm for your case. Your attorney should remain in frequent communication with you and be available to answer your questions in a timely manner. She should be transparent about fees and deliver the services you paid for. 

If your attorney seems to lack enthusiasm for your case, takes days or weeks to respond to you, suggests engaging in unethical or illegal practices, or presents you with hidden fees or surprise surcharges, consider seeking a consultation from a different attorney right away. 

Contact an Experienced Novi, MI Divorce Lawyer

The outcome of your divorce will continue to affect your life for many years to come. You deserve an attorney who is experienced, competent, and responsive to handle your case and help ensure you get the best outcome possible. Call the offices of Elkouri Heath, PLC at 248-344-9700 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Oakland County divorce attorneys and learn about how we can help.





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