I know exactly what she means: her life, her kids, and her future potential are her primary focus points. I get that. As a lawyer, however, I have to be honest when I tell you that family court is very much about the money, and if you do not pay attention to it, you may end up losing.
She said, “I just feel so discouraged. I need help, but I cannot afford to pay what everyone is asking for a lawyer.”
“Let’s talk,” I said, “I’m sure we can get you the help you need.”
Everyone talks about lawyers winning and losing cases.
When you hire a lawyer, though, who defines what constitutes a “win?”
While I understand that good legal services do not come cheap, it does not have to be out of reach. The misconceptions of how much it costs (and should cost) to get divorced deter people from creating the lives they want without ever actually knowing the truth.
I was recently being interviewed by a potential client in a messy child custody case. She said to me, “I need somebody that will help me fight for my babies like they were their own.”
My response to her was, “I am not your best advocate.”