The best representation or cheapest? Legal costs.

balduf-divorce-lawyer-costLegal costs. It always amazes me when a client tells me that they are not going to talk with me about their concerns in person or by phone because they do not want to be charged.  The comment almost always comes across as if I am wrongly charging them when I do my job.  This truly saddens me, and not because they don’t want to pay, but because they are not taking advantage of the expertise that I have to assist them.

Some of the most important issues require information and discussion and do not have easy yes or no answers.  Complicated matters require more than one meeting and an email or two to have clarity.  Yes, ask your questions, but also take the time to have the valuable discussions so that you get the answers you need and can make the choices that will affect the rest of your life.  What may seem crystal clear to you is not always as clear to others.

Yes, a divorce costs money.  I set forth in a FREE consultation- how that works.  I work very hard to charge as little as possible because I am aware that a family is splitting into two households with the same income they used for one.  This is always challenging.  But please remember, whether you hire me or any other professional…you often get what you pay for.

There is a Judge in Oswego County (New York State) who tells the parties at the onset of each divorce matter that if you are not going to listen to your lawyer or if you know better than they do—fire them and get a different attorney or represent yourself, otherwise you are just wasting what money you are spending.  This is good advice, so I am passing it on to you.

See also:

What Will A Divorce Cost Me? Can I Save Money?