Finding the Right Advocate: Key Qualities to Seek in a Divorce Lawyer

Hi, I’m Lori Barkus, an attorney specializing in helping women divorce without getting screwed. Today, I want to have a positive discussion about what makes a good divorce lawyer.

The first thing to look for is effective communication. It all starts there. A good lawyer takes the time to listen and understand who you are as a person and your concerns. That’s why I don’t put much value into things like free consultations. They need to provide more insight or understanding. But that’s a conversation for another day.

Starting with open and meaningful communication, a good lawyer can help you determine what you need from the divorce process and find the best way to achieve your goals based on your circumstances.

Many lawyers push their clients towards specific processes such as courts, collaboration, or mediation. While I believe in collaborative law and mediation when suitable, my concern is that some lawyers steer their clients towards these processes because that’s what they prefer rather than what may be best for the client. A good lawyer should prioritize what will help you achieve the desired results.

At Sustainable Family Solutions, we emphasize these aspects in our client discussions and dive deeper into them during our seminars, specifically designed for women. Our upcoming seminar, “Successful Divorce Strategies for Smart Women,” will be held in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday, February 10th at 5:30 p.m.

If you’re interested in attending and learning more about what makes a good lawyer for your specific situation and the common mistakes divorcing women, make, I encourage you to visit our website at Click on the events tab, and you can sign up there.

Thank you so much for your time. I hope you have a great day, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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