Your attorney will play a critical role in helping you get your divorce. You will be actively involved in some of the work, while other actions will be taken behind the scenes at the law office, the law library, or the courthouse.
Your attorney may perform any of the following tasks on your behalf:
- Assess the case to determine which court has jurisdiction to hear the matter.
- Develop a strategy for advising you about all aspects of your divorce, including the treatment of assets, spousal support and matters regarding children.
- Counsel you regarding the risks and benefits of negotiated settlement as compared to proceeding to trial. Help you negotiate an out of court settlement when possible. Prepare legal documents for filing with the court.
- Conduct discovery to obtain information from the other party, which could include depositions, requests for production of documents, and written interrogatories.
- Appear with you at all court appearances, depositions, and conferences.
- Schedule all deadlines and court appearance.
- Support you in responding to information requests from your spouse.
- Inform you of actions you are required to take.
- Perform financial analyses of your case.
- Conduct legal research.
- Prepare you for court appearances and depositions.
- Prepare your case for hearings and trial, including preparing exhibits and interviewing witnesses.
- Advise you regarding your rights under the law.
As your advocate, entrust your attorney to take all of the steps necessary to represent your interests in the divorce.