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Give Your Divorce Attorney the Tools They Need to Get the Result You Want

Give Your Divorce Attorney the Tools They Need to Get the Result You Want

Give Your Divorce Attorney the Tools They Need to Get the Result You Want

When you hire an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer, you expect that they’ll be able to handle your case without issue. In most cases this is true, but they can only work with the information and tools you provide them about your specific case. Even the most skilled family law attorneys need a few things to work with to get you the best possible result you need and deserve. 

Here are some tools you can give your attorney to help you get the results you want out of your divorce case. 

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How to Save Time & Money on Divorce Lawyer

How to Save Time & Money on Divorce Lawyer

How to Save Time & Money on Divorce Lawyer

How Not to Waste Your Long Island Divorce Lawyer’s Time 

Hiring a divorce lawyer or family law attorney is a significant investment of time and money. The old saying “Time is money” is never more appropriate than when working with any attorney. The more time a lawyer has to spend on your case, the more money it will cost you. Make sure you’re not wasting your lawyer’s time — and your money — when working together to dissolve your marriage. Here are some tips to keep interactions with your attorney effective and efficient, and where to get comprehensive legal support when going through a divorce.

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#1. Correspond with Your Divorce Lawyer via Email Whenever Possible

Generally, most attorneys charge by the hour. It takes less time to answer an email than it does to return a call and have a conversation with you, meaning that you end up paying more to get the same information. When you can, use email correspondence as a primary means of communication with your Long Island divorce lawyer.

#2. Need to Call Your Divorce Lawyer? Prepare Your Questions Ahead of Time

Sometimes calling is just unavoidable. Keep the conversation on track by preparing the questions you have ahead of time, so you can easily go down the list of what you’d like to know and your attorney can answer each.

You could also consider arranging a call first via email and sending your lawyer a copy of the questions you plan to ask. This way, they can have the information about your case ready at the time of the call and aren’t spending time on the call looking for it. You’ll likely still be charged for the time it takes to do the research, but it’s typically more efficient if your lawyer can do it prior to the meeting.

#3. Come to Lawyer Meetings Prepared with Documents

If you’ve scheduled an in-person meeting with your lawyer, ask them ahead of time what documents you should bring. Obtain copies of these records in advance of your meeting, ideally even sending them to your attorney ahead of time, so they can review them before the meeting.

What you don’t want to do is meet with your lawyer to discuss what documents to gather, then meet with your lawyer again to read over them, and potentially again to discuss what they mean for your case. Instead, your in-person meetings should be spent talking about information you’re both already familiar with, so the time can be used to strategize solutions.

#4. Read the Fine Print of Your Divorce Lawyer’s Agreement

Before retaining a New York divorce lawyer or family law attorney, read the fine print of any contracts or agreements that you sign. Make sure your contract outlines how and when you can communicate with your lawyer within the agreed upon cost. Ask if there are any additional fees for paperwork, copy services, etc. and if you go beyond a certain threshold, if you will be charged an hourly rate.

Some people are under the misconception that discussing cost with an attorney is offensive or uncouth, but your lawyer would much rather be clear and upfront about what you both can do and how you can work together to achieve your goals.

#5. Hire a Knowledgeable Long Island Divorce Lawyer

The most important thing you can do is hire an experienced, knowledgeable divorce attorney to handle your case. An attorney that has been working with families for years is far more efficient with their time than a lawyer that just passed the bar exam.

This means that they’ll likely be able to do the work needed to process your case in fewer hours, reducing the overall end cost of getting a divorce. Ask your lawyer how many divorce cases similar to yours they have represented and out of those, how many were successful. You can also ask your lawyer how long their average case takes and/or how long they expect your case to take.

Call Hornberger Verbitsky, PC Today for a Consultation

Although getting a divorce is typically a difficult or unpleasant experience, the divorce attorney you choose to represent you can make the difference in how your case moves forward and ultimately, how much time and money you both spend on the case.

At Hornberger Verbitsky, PC, we have the skills and expertise to offer you comprehensive family legal representation for Long Island divorce cases, child custody and visitation cases, paternity, spousal support or alimony, and more. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation to discuss a strategy for upcoming divorce. Call now at 631-923-1910 or fill out the short form on this page and we’ll get right back to you to schedule your appointment at a time that’s convenient for you.

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Your attorney will describe the many options available and determine together which is the right solution for you. By the end of this  conversation, we’ll all understand how we can best help you to move forward.

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There is no cost or obligation for this initial consultation. It is simply an opportunity for us to get to know each other, answer your questions and learn if Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. is right the right law firm for you. Give us a call at 631-923-1910 or fill in the short form below for your free consultation and case evaluation.

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Melissa Rappa
Melissa Rappa
18:09 08 Feb 24
At one of the hardest and most stressful times of my life, it was so comforting to have a team at Hornberger and Verbitsky who ALWAYS responded in record speed to my questions, phone calls, emails or texts and who I felt really cared about helping me through this difficult time. It was a long few years and I am grateful to all of you. Thank you so much Rob, AnneMarie, Christine, Patty, Joan and Lawrence. Your guidance, professionalism and expertise is appreciated beyond measure.
Paul Carmichael
Paul Carmichael
16:21 11 Dec 23
I would give 6 stars if I could. I can't say enough good things about Robert and his firm. We were in a situation for over 2 years and I could have never made it through without Robert's experience and knowledge. He guided me through tough times when needed and his expertise could "read" the situation and make the next best move for me. He was tough when he needed to be tough (thankfully) and at the same time guided me through the process to make me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. I would not want to go through this process without Robert and his team having my back. he helped move the case along and not waste any time or money. One last time, I 100% endorse Robert and his expertise.
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