Correspondence During Your West Virginia Divorce
Experiencing a divorce is among the most overwhelming periods of your life. Communication, both with your spouse and divorce attorney, is essential to make the process smooth and manageable. We have the privilege of fighting in your corner during this hard time, but a consistent, open, honest, and streamlined communication process is essential.
We know that every client is different and living the divorce1 experience differently. So, before starting to work on the case together, we will get to know you a little better. Aside from the events that have led to this situation, we will consider your habits and preferences. Some individuals prefer to use emails, while others are more comfortable having a chat over the phone. We can also video chat.
What to Know About Communicating with Your Family Law Attorney
If you need support about child custody or co-parenting issues, we require a direct line of honest and open communication. When you receive updates about your case or documents, you are likely to be overwhelmed by the amount of information and unfamiliar terms. While we understand that you might have several questions, read the papers through and take notes. Your West Virginia divorce attorney will answer all of your questions promptly.
FAQs About Communicating with Your Divorce Attorney
If you have required the help of a family lawyer, you probably have many questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:
How often will we communicate about my divorce case?
Your family law attorney is working for you, and for your life, so you should feel free to get in touch and get your questions answered any time you need. However, it is essential to take notes and collect all the items you have to then brainstorm with your lawyer. Sending continuous emails can stall the communication process, creating issues in the future.
How will we communicate with each other?
As we have seen above, you and your lawyer will agree on your needs’ best communication process. However, today, the most used methods are emails, fax, phone calls, video conferencing, and in-person meetings.
What type of communication should I have with my spouse about the issues my attorney and I discuss?
Ask your attorney whether there are issues you can discuss with your spouse. However, you should not communicate directly with your spouse’s lawyer when you have an attorney.
How can I keep communication between my spouse and me amicable?
Maintain a respectful tone during your cordial meetings. If your spouse does not respect such social rules, ask your attorney to step in rather than answer in the same way. Avoid sarcastic or demeaning tones as these can have consequences in the outcome of the case.
How will I receive copies of paperwork related to my case?
You are likely to receive your paperwork via email or by post, depending on what you have agreed on.
Need help? Get in touch with us!
Proper communication is essential to avoid additional stress and anxiety during a divorce. It can be challenging to keep up with all the communication streams with your lawyer and spouse. However, here at Bradford Law Offices, PLLC, we will be able to guide you through this process and answer all your questions. Get in touch today at (304) 344-5700 to set up your consultation.