From Chaos to Control: How a Good Divorce Lawyer Makes a Difference

  •   |   Meghan Freed

Laptop computer in the background with the words chaos to control how a good divorce lawyer makes a difference from the divorce attorneys at freed marcroft llc Divorce is tumultuous and emotional, and you may find yourself getting caught up in the drama.  But there’s a way to navigate the chaos clearly and confidently: enter the good divorce lawyer.  With their skills, experience, candor, and support, a skilled divorce attorney can make all the difference in turning chaos into control.

Today we explore the key role that a good divorce lawyer plays in helping you regain your power and find resolutions that get you closer to where to want to be.  From providing skillful legal advice and guidance to negotiating settlements and advocating for your best interests, a good divorce lawyer is a beacon of stability and insight in an otherwise confusing time.  With the right legal ally, you can take charge of your situation and pave the way for an exciting future.

How a Divorce Lawyer Provides Guidance and Support

First, a skilled divorce attorney explains the legal process, answers your questions, and offers sound advice based on their experience and in-depth knowledge.  In addition to providing guidance, a good divorce lawyer will also be your advocate in negotiations.  If you have a litigated divorce, the right lawyer for you will be a strong voice in the courtroom, presenting your case persuasively and skillfully.  This allows you to navigate your divorce with confidence, knowing that you have a dedicated advocate by your side.

Freed Marcroft’s divorce attorneys take the time to understand you and your unique situation and goals.  They listen to your concerns, assess your needs, and develop a strategy tailored to your priorities for your life.

Critically, also remember that you will have to make a lot of decisions in your divorce.  One of the key advantages to working with a good lawyer is that they can help you reduce your overwhelm and confusion.  This allows you to understand the landscape and make the right decisions that move you toward the future you seek.  We help you set realistic expectations and work towards achieving your desired outcomes.  In other words, a good divorce attorney is a also truthteller.  At Freed Marcroft, we tell it like it is so you have real information upon which to base the choices you’re making.

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How a Good Divorce Lawyer Can Help Support Your Future Financial Goals

Protecting your assets during a divorce is crucial, and a good divorce lawyer can make a big difference in moving you toward a secure financial future.  They will help analyze your assets and explain how courts tend to view a fair division of assets.

A skilled divorce attorney will have experience in handling complex financial matters and creating sophisticated plans.  They may recommend financial experts for your case, for example in the event there is a concern about hidden assets.

In addition to property division, a good divorce lawyer will also help you structure a solid approach to other financial matters, such as alimony and child support.

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How a Good Divorce Attorney Can Help You Achieve Your Child Custody Goals

When it comes to child custody, emotions can run high.  Parents may not agree on the best course for their children — and they also may disagree with the Connecticut courts’ view on the children’s best interests.

A good divorce attorney will also help you gather evidence to support your view on custody.  They may recommend that you work with professionals like child psychologists or social workers.  These experts can evaluate your child’s needs and support the transition to two homes.  In contested cases, they can also provide expert testimony.

In sum, it’s important to have a skilled divorce lawyer who can explain the ins and outs of how custody works in Connecticut.  For example, they will help you understand the different types of custody arrangements, such as joint custody vs. sole custody.  They may also have creative ways to approach parenting arrangements and resolve disagreements.

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Benefits of Having a Skilled Negotiator on Your Side

Another key benefit of having a good divorce lawyer is their negotiation skills.  Divorce cases often involve complex negotiations, and a skilled negotiator can make all the difference in reaching a favorable settlement.

A good divorce lawyer will have experience in negotiating settlements and will know how to navigate through the complexities of divorce negotiations.  They will assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case, develop a strategy, and negotiate on your behalf to achieve an outcome closest to your goals.  Choosing a lawyer who is an experienced and successful negotiator will reduce the chances that your case will move to a divorce trial.

Freed Marcroft’s founding attorney, Meghan Freed, studied at the Harvard University Program on Negotiation.

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Benefits of Having a Divorce Attorney With You in Court

While many divorce cases are resolved through negotiations and settlements, some cases require litigation.  In these high-conflict situations, it can be invaluable to have a good divorce attorney by your side.

A skilled divorce lawyer will be your advocate in the courtroom, presenting your case persuasively and skillfully.  They will have a deep understanding of courtroom procedures and Connecticut statutes and case law.  For example, they will be able to explain what’s relevant to the court (which isn’t always intuitive), so that you can maximize your allotted time in front of the judge.

Having a reputable divorce attorney with you in court can send a powerful message to the opposing party.  It shows that you are serious about your case and your future and willing to invest in both.  This may lead to more favorable outcomes during negotiations and settlements.

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Cost of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

One of the concerns many people have when considering hiring a divorce lawyer is the cost.  Divorce can be an expensive process, and legal fees can add up quickly.  However, it’s important to remember that hiring a good divorce lawyer is an investment in your future.  Weigh the potential costs of not having a good attorney against the benefits of having a good attorney.  Note that most divorce attorneys bill their time by the hour.  Although you need to know the various hourly rates of the members of your legal team (for example lawyers versus paralegals), understand that the hourly rate isn’t the full picture.  The time your attorney spends working on your case is just as significant.

This is why part of finding the attorney who is right for you is making sure they will candidly discuss legal fees.  While total hourly legal fees vary significantly from client to client, your lawyer should openly discuss the impact of different events on your case.  Which court you are in, the issues in your case, how efficient you are in gathering information and communicating with your lawyer, and the lawyer your spouse chooses can all impact your total fees.  For example, when you are considering whether to file a particular motion, your lawyer can give you a sense of what’s involved in terms of legal fees so you can make a decision based on the pros and cons.

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Next Steps

If you would like to discuss our working with you on your divorce of family law case, please contact us.

Freed Marcroft LLC

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