When I talk to a new client, they may have questions about joint custody, how much child support will be, or what will happen to the house. But regardless of what topics they want to discuss, they all really want the same thing – a plan.
Even though most people have talked to someone who has gone through a divorce or custody case, or been through it themselves, they want to know what the process is going to be and what their options are. How is the visitation schedule going to work? How do we split the house if neither of us can afford to live there? Will the IRA they had prior to the marriage be divided? Will I have to go to court?
They feel relief after talking about their options. I remember this from my own divorce. The hour I spent with a family law attorney brought me a calm I still remember 18 years later.
Sometimes the law can’t provide my clients with the resolution they want. Sometimes, we have to talk about the least-lousy option of all the lousy options. But, even if none of their choices are ideal, they are grateful to know what they are. There is relief in understanding what the future holds, and knowing where you are going, even if it is not going to be pleasant.
It is fulfilling to be able to help a client understand their path forward and formulate their own plan. We can craft a plan for you and your children based on your financial situation, your schedule, and your needs. You can reach me at 515-809-9699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.