Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Fear Factor: Meeting with a Family Law Attorney

From The Charlotte Observer:

“I have an appointment this afternoon with a family law attorney.”

“Oh no. I’m so sorry. So, you are going through a divorce?”

 

“What? No, no. I just want to ask some questions. Do you think the attorney is going to make me leave my spouse? Should I cancel?”

So often conversations like the one above take place and people worry about what it really means to meet with an attorney. All kinds of thoughts and emotions fill the client’s head and heart. They worry that their spouse will find out. They worry what other people will think. They worry that if they meet with an attorney, their fate has been sealed and they are doomed to divorce.

That is simply not the case. Yes, sometimes when people meet with a family law attorney, it is because they have decided to separate and want to move forward with the process. But, unbeknownst to many, there are other reasons to meet with a family law attorney.

Someone may be experiencing a tough time in their relationship and he or she may simply want to know what is behind “door number two.”

Read more here.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2016/02/fear-factor-meeting-with-a-family-law-attorney.html

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