Preparation helps cases settle. For instance, if a client claims that they have $100,000 separate property interest in a retirement account, their attorney can send a letter saying they’ve got the separate property interest, but without supporting documentation, it’s going to be harder to get that resolved.
If a client helps organize the documents necessary to prove the claims, then the other side realizes that you have a realistic position, you’re prepared to go to trial, and you have your evidence to back up your position. At some point, that case is going to settle. It may settle on the steps of the courthouse, but preparation helps get cases settled.
Brian Loughmiller is a partner at the McKinney, Texas law firm of Loughmiller Higgins. Serving family law clients throughout North Texas and the DFW Metroplex area, Brian and his partner, Eric Higgins, have 47 years of combined trial experience. One of the top family lawyers in the state, Brian has been recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2005.
Eric Higgins is a family attorney serving residents of North Texas and the DFW Metroplex area who have family law concerns and divorce issues. Eric and his partner, Brian Loughmiller, have over 47 years of combined trial experience, which provides their firm with the experience necessary to guide divorcing clients through what can otherwise be a challenging and confusing process.