You have to show your spouse that you’re willing to litigate if it’s necessary to achieve a fair result. In many cases, clients continually negotiate with their spouse thinking that it’s going to speed up the case, save money, or reach a conclusion. With an uncooperative spouse, all that will do provide a feeling of entitlement or leverage in the case and they will constantly come back asking for more.
If somebody is uncooperative or is not being reasonable, you have to let your attorney do their job and go to court. Once you go to court, the attorney’s job is to win that case and to come out with a result that is fair and reasonable.
Oftentimes, you get that co-operation when the person on the other side realizes if they don’t start co-operating, you will take them to the court and the judge ultimately make the determination. Nobody really wants to go to trial, but you have to at least give the impression that you’re willing to go to trial if necessary.
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.