Whether in Houston or College Station, clients everywhere want to keep their divorce costs down. I encourage my clients to spend wisely but not too generously on their divorce. I want them to have a divorce that sticks but also have money left over to fund their own retirement. There are some easy ways to keep your costs down. All you have to do is keep your focus.
Focus on what you want to accomplish every time you contact your lawyer. Attorneys charge for their time. That includes time to read and reply to emails. Include only the essential information in your emails. I recommend that you ask no more than two questions in an email. Isolate each question with some white space around it. Consider numbering them: “Question 1 …. Question 2.” Make it easy for your attorney to see your questions because that will make it easier and faster to answer them. This saves you money.
Do not vent or ramble. This is true in emails, phone calls and face-to-face meetings. Of course you are in emotional turmoil, but your attorney is not your therapist. So focus on business. Save your emotional outbursts for your sympathetic friends or your therapist’s couch.
For phone calls and meetings, have a list of your questions with the most important questions at the top. If your meeting or call ends before you get through all your questions, at least you will have addressed the most important ones.
If you are looking for a divorce attorney in the Brazos Valley, contact me. I can help you find the divorce attorney that best fits your situation.