Showing posts from August, 2012

Avoiding an Aimless Custody or Divorce Case

It may seem like common sense, but there must be a goal for a case.  In the heat of litigation, when the emotions are flying and the billable hours are accumulating, it is possible for a client to completely lose track of what the 'end game' or eventual outcome of the case is intended to be.  For example, the goal of a case might be: (1) have a peaceful life, (2) receive maximum child support and (3) raise an emotionally- and physically-health child, able to have healthy relationships in the future.  Once you have a goal (whatever it is) it's important not to spend time doing things that don't make progress toward that goal.  You might think a few angry letters written to the other side's attorney would be good, or you might think that more motions need to be filed -- but your attorney has to stay focused, not on producing heat and smoke, but on moving toward your goals, whatever they are.  And that may not involve trashing the other side's parenting ability, or