Is there such a thing as too much information when talking to your attorney?

By Madilyn Keating Ellsworth
June 26, 2017
Is there such a thing as too much information when talking to your attorney?

Often, no. Communication is vital to a successful relationship with your attorney. While not every detail about your marriage or situation is always completely relevant to your representation, it’s very important that you feel comfortable disclosing information to your attorney. Also providing more information rather than less can help your attorney with your case.

Experienced attorneys are able to sift through information and help you focus on the matters and details that are relevant and pertinent to your case. Attorneys can help you identify what they need to know, even if you don‘t realize the importance or why they’re important.

Madilyn Keating Ellsworth is an associate attorney at the Chicago-based firm Boyle Feinberg, P.C. Madilyn practices all aspects of family law including child custody, child support, distribution of assets, and post-dissolutions matters. To learn more about Madilyn and her firm, visit or the firm’s profile.

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June 26, 2017
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