Many divorces these days are very document intensive, whether it be financial documents, tracing separate property assets from 30 years ago, or child-related issues. There are often boxes full of emails and text messages.
The client can put all those documents together so that they are organized when they get to their attorneys office, so you don’t have to spend time organizing them. Clients can save money by helping attorneys in organizing those documents.
They can also be responsive when their attorney asks for something. Whether they’re busy or in denial about the whole divorce process, some clients are not always responsive when asked to bring in certain documents. If they’re not responsive, they may be facing a motion to compel on a discovery request and spending time in court that isn’t necessary. If they’re responsive, that’s going to save them money.
If clients let their attorneys do their job, listen to their advice, and are reasonable in terms of expectations, that’s going to save everybody some money in the process.
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.