I just want my divorce to be over. I don’t want to keep arguing and I don’t want to keep providing financial documentation. Why do I feel like my lawyer is making this more complicated than necessary?
Fast and Furious Frank
We hear from a lot of clients that they just want to “get it done” and finish their divorce as quickly as possible. We think that’s great! It can be amicable and expedient. However, that does not work in every situation. First, both parties need to be on the same page and truly desire to finish the matter expeditiously. Second, both attorneys also need to be on board with this. Some attorneys refuse to waive production. Other attorneys refuse to waive depositions. If that’s what your attorney is doing, simply ask him or her “why?”
Wolf & Shore Law Group generally discourages clients from waiving financial production. There are certainly exceptions to this, and we will allow a client to do it if a) the client understands the pros and cons and still wants to waive it and b) if we can ensure that we can still zealously advocate for your and complete our due diligence without certain documents. However, it is important to note that finances are a part of every divorce and any time you waive reviewing all of the financial documentation usually required, you (or your lawyer) may ultimately be unaware of an asset, liability, or stream of income that could have a positive or negative effect on you. As always, your best course of action is to have a discussion with your attorney and (likely) follow their advice.
Wolf & Shore Law Group is here to help you make your family law matters easier, not harder. We are realistic and direct with our clients. We encourage potential clients to seek out a firm where they will feel comfortable and confident. Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at email@example.com.
Very Truly Yours,
Wolf & Shore Law Group
*The situations represented in our Dear Attorneys column are entirely fictional and any resemblance to a specific case is unintentional. We cannot, and will not, offer legal advice to anyone who is not a client. However, if you do have questions or concerns, you should contact an attorney at your convenience.