A family or divorce law case is not a drag race

20940815_SWhen an unwanted divorce or family law case occurs, this causes most people a lot of stress.  The stress of these cases can be overwhelming for some.  People are often worried about the cost of the case.  People are often worried about the future and how the case will affect their life.

In terms of the case itself, people are worried about how a court appearance might work.  People are worried about how a deposition might work.  Envisioning a court appearance where a judge may hear their dirty laundry, and/or make decisions for their family, can cause many a great deal of anxiety.  It harkens back memories of that first speech in school somebody had to give in front of the class.

The anxiety can be so extreme for some that they just want it to end.  Like a drag race, the want that car to race around the track as quickly as possible so that they can move on with the next chapter in their life.  Get it over with right here, and right now, is the sentiments of many going through a divorce or family law case.

Of course, the effects of a divorce or family law case can affect people for years to come.  It is the job of a family law attorney to slow the game down for the client.  Versus the drag race mentality of driving at excessive speeds, and taking great risks to get the case done as quickly as possible, the client has to understand that they need to be thorough.  What is more important than a quick result is a just and fair one.

Even if a client cannot see it at the time, what matters most is whether the client can look back on their case a year later, five years later or even ten or twenty years later and recognize that, while they maybe didn’t want the divorce of family law case to occur in the first place, they were able to move on with the life.  The result was fair and just.  The work of the attorney was thorough and well thought-out.  The client also will feel better knowing that they had ample time to weigh the pros and cons of various courses of action.

This is why if you are going through a divorce, it’s important to think long-term.  While the case itself might cost financially and emotionally, at the end of the day, it is better to get the case done right than quick.  This is why clients need to be patient with their divorce or family law attorney — and allow them to exercise due diligence.

For example, it is vital that this attorney have the time to get the proper supporting documents as it relates to financial issues.  It is important that any settlement paperwork put together is done appropriately and with the proper protection.  It is vital for some to understand as well that not all cases can or will settle.  While most may, a client may need to try the case in order to obtain a just and equitable result.

At the end of the day, it makes no sense to be a penny wise and a pound foolish when it comes to your life.  You should want a result that is thorough and just.  You want the adequate to think about various alternatives and how it might affect your life.  You will be thankful if you can look back on your case and feel content about the result.  Don’t let your family law or divorce case turn into a NASCAR Speedpark.

If you are facing a family law or divorce related matter, Stange Law Firm, PC can help.  You can our Family Law Attorneys in St. Louis County, Missouri at 314-963-4700.  We represent clients in divorce cases all the time and can help you analyze your options.

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