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What Is The Most Effective Way To Discuss Divorce With Your Lawyer?

The breakup of a marriage is never easy, and the circumstances surrounding the situation are often difficult for men to discuss. Unfortunately, this can negatively impact your rights when getting a divorce in Alaska and in any final divorce orders the judge issues. The following outlines the most effective communication approach to take with our Alaska divorce attorneys so that we can protect your rights and help you get the best possible outcome in your divorce case.  

How To Effectively Communicate With Our Alaska Divorce Lawyer 

If you are going through a divorce in Alaska, having an experienced divorce lawyer on your side helps to ensure your rights are protected. This is particularly important for men, who are often underrepresented and face severe challenges in ensuring their side of the story gets told. 

During meetings with our Alaska fathers’ rights lawyer, we will discuss the often sensitive details surrounding your marriage and how the Alaska Divorce and Domestic Relations Statuteswill likely apply in a divorce. The following are tips for making these discussions most effective: 

  • Be transparent and avoid keeping secrets. Lawyers are bound to protect client confidentiality. Not disclosing details about your marriage or what led to your divorce hinders our ability to protect your rights in court. 
  • Clarify how often you should communicate with your lawyer. Find out whether to ask questions or get updates on the progress of your case via in-person meetings or by phone and email. 
  • Respond promptly to any communications from your local divorce lawyer or the court. There are strict timelines for filing certain legal documents in divorce, and not responding promptly can have disastrous results. 
  • Be aware of your timing. It is best to communicate with your Alaska men’s divorce lawyer when you have their full attention rather than at the last minute or when heading to court.
  • Avoid overwhelming them with constant calls or long, daily emails. Hire an experienced Alaska divorce lawyer and give them the time and space needed to do their job. 
  • Discuss how to handle communications with your ex. In general, only discuss the details of your case with them, or the terms of potential settlements with your lawyer present. 
  • Get the emotional support you need. Our Alaska divorce lawyer is a trusted legal advocate on your side but not a mental health professional. It is natural to need help processing your feelings, so seek additional help. 
  • Pay your legal fees on time. This helps cover office expenses and court costs. It also demonstrates respect for your lawyer and your professional relationship. 

Contact The Family Law Center For Men To Request A Consultation 

Being transparent and forthright in communications with your legal representatives plays a significant role in protecting your rights and helps ensure the best possible outcome in your divorce case. To request a consultation with our experienced Alaska divorce lawyers and learn more about divorces for men in Alaska, call or contact Atlanta’s best divorce attorneys at the Family Law Center for Men online today.