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4 weeksago
The ideas of “peace” and “divorce” do not go together seamlessly for some people. There are couples who are angry, resentful, and unhappy. They anticipate that their divorce will be ugly. But approaching a split with so much vitriol isn’t healthy or productive. Then there...
1 monthago
If you have children and are in the middle of a divorce or planning to file for Michigan divorce, your journey will include a lengthy discussion about child custody and parenting time. Summertime is a hot-button topic when it comes to getting time with the...
November 8, 2016
4 yearsago

reveal everything to michigan divorce attorneyYou may be divorcing your spouse for infidelity. But what if you yourself had a little dalliance outside of the marriage years ago? You wouldn’t want one bad decision to tank your chances for the kind of divorce settlement you feel you deserve. And is your behavior even relevant? Does your divorce attorney really need to know everything from the entirety of the marriage? Turns out, what you reveal to your Michigan divorce attorney can be the difference between getting the settlement you want and settling for less. 

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Respect the Attorney-Client Privilege

Your attorney is your attorney and not your ex’s. There is an attorney-client privilege that automatically classifies every conversation you have with your attorney as confidential. The attorney-client privilege is in place for one very important reason: So that you are comfortable speaking openly with your divorce attorney and sharing information that will help them provide the most effective representation for you.

Attorneys are not permitted to divulge their clients’ secrets and they cannot be forced to give up any information, even after the divorce is over, even after a client’s death. You should feel safe with your divorce attorney and trust him enough to share every detail from your marriage, good and bad.

Even in a situation where you interview a number of divorce attorneys before hiring one, and you tell them all the same details in that first meeting, these preliminary communications are also subject to the attorney-client privilege no matter who you hire. These conversations also bar your ex from hiring this attorney either, which some individuals use as a weapon in their divorce case, filing first for divorce and then consulting with as many divorce attorneys as possible to make their ex’s hunt for representation that much more difficult.

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Be as Forthcoming as Possible with Your Divorce Attorney

In your meetings and interactions with your divorce attorney, you will likely hear the following question uttered more than once: “Is there anything else I need to know?” If there is a secret you’re keeping in your pocket, these are the moments when it’s time to share. You cannot begin to fathom what your ex will tell their divorce attorney, or what evidence they may present against you. If your attorney knows all the unsavory details about your marriage, he or she will have the ability to put together an effective and strategic plan, no matter what you have or haven’t done. A divorce attorney’s worst nightmare is being blindsided at mediation or in a courtroom because they have not thoroughly vetted their client enough, or because their client was not straightforward with them.

Sure, it can be embarrassing to fess up to certain problems within your marriage (from financial infidelity to social media addiction), behaviors you’re not proud of, or crimes you’ve committed. But you can be sure, especially if you have a contentious divorce, that the issues will come up at some point or another. Your divorce attorney has seen and heard it all – don’t be ashamed to share your marital unrest or personal indiscretions because you’re mortified by your own actions or feel they have no bearing on the case at hand. What facts are relevant is a decision for your attorney to make in your best interest.

If you’re prepared to file for divorce, contact an experienced Michigan divorce attorney at Femminineo Attorneys in Mt. Clemens, MI, to schedule your no-cost initial interview.

What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

Family Law Expertise

Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

Strong Relationships

We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.

Experience

Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

We Care

Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.

Commitment

Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.

Flexibility

Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.

Effectiveness

We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.

Tenacity

When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

Expert Staff

Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day through our hot line at 586-854-3654.

Personal Service

At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

During traditional business hours, please call us at: (586) 954-9500

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