5. The more complicated your legal matter. The more you are going to spend on legal fees.
If none of the above matters to you and you are still thinking of ways to procrastinate your property settlement, then think about this one and only rule that applies to everyone.
Contrary to popular belief it is not the intention of every lawyer to bleed their client’s dry through legal fees. For me, I tell all my clients the same thing, I want to get you in and out as quickly as possible to save us both time and save you money. This becomes incredibly difficult to uphold when clients have deferred resolving their property settlement until their ready.
Like with most problems in life, if you are not 100% committed to resolving the problem, the problem usually gets bigger and more complicated. With a divorce property settlement, the problem gets more expensive to fix and sometimes is unfixable.
While I don’t have a crystal ball and I cannot tell you how long it will take to finalise your property settlement or how much it will cost you, what I can say is that it will be finalized. There is a lot of power in finality and the ability to close one chapter of your life and start a whole new chapter without the stress of financial uncertainty or instability.
Your first meeting with your lawyer is a bit like tearing off a band-aid you’ve left on too long, it would always be easier to just leave the band-aid on and it is too stressful to think about and painful to tear off. Lawyers are more than just lawyers, they are human beings with some of the same stress and problems in life as you, so we can sympathize and empathize with you. Your lawyer should make you feel as comfortable as possible in what is always an uncomfortable situation. They should talk to you in plain English and help you make sense of your situation and develop a strategy to move forward. At Forge Legal, there is more than one way to communicate with your lawyer, whether it be through a complimentary 10-minute discovery session or a strategy session for up to one hour, we accommodate your needs as best as possible. We really just want to get you in the door and offer our expertise to help you in your hour of need. All we ask in return is 10 out of 10 commitment from our clients. That is commitment to working together to resolve your family law matter.