Recently, I was having a conversation with two professionals who often times work with people with divorce related issues and in need of a divorce attorney. The question posed was “what do I tell them if they want or think they need a “high powered” divorce attorney?” My response was that it depended upon what they meant by “high powered.” If they meant they wanted a high powered attorney because he or she was expensive, did not have time to return phone calls, was non-responsive to their immediate needs and/or emergencies then there are many who will do just that.
After the meeting, the question stayed with me. I Googled “high powered” and found the definition to be “dynamic and energetic, highly capable, possessing great strength, power…” I quickly realized that I did not correctly answer the question.
A “high-powered” divorce attorney has great strength and power because of his or her knowledge of the law, experience handling all types of divorce matters and is able to convey their client’s case in a meaningful way that will either help resolve the matter without a trial or convince the judge that the facts and law are on the client’s side.
A “high-powered” divorce attorney is dynamic and energetic when he or she works hard, knows the facts of your case, takes and returns your phone calls, answers your questions and is responsive to your needs. A “high-powered” divorce attorney is highly capable because not only does he or she know the law and the facts of your case but actually cares about you and your family as well as your finances.
If you or a loved one are in need of a divorce attorney there are many, many attorneys who will take your money and bill at such a rate so that whatever you and your spouse worked for during the marriage will end up being used to pay your legal expenses. There are many, many attorneys who will not return your phone calls and will drag their feet so that the case drags on and on. The legal system is frustrating and slow enough that it does not need attorneys who do not care or work hard or smart enough to keep your case moving.
On the other hand, a divorce attorney should be sympathetic of your needs, a “high-powered” divorce attorney is one who knows the law, the legal system, the judges as well as the expert or experts best suited to help your case. That same attorney should be aware of your finances and have the attitude that a divorce is actually a new beginning for both sides and new beginnings do not happen if all of the money is spent paying the legal expenses. A “high-powered” divorce attorney is one who understands both the emotional and financial issues surrounding divorces and truly cares about helping you and your children so that divorce does not have to be the end but rather a new, fresh and vibrant future with all possibilities intact.
I have been representing people with family law needs including divorce, post divorce, child support, custody and placement issues, etc., for well more than 30 years. We offer a no cost, no obligation consultation to discuss your issues and for you to determine if we are the best lawyer for the job. We do not take any step in a divorce without considering the emotional and financial impact to our client and do our best to make sure that both the client’s financial as well as emotional needs are well taken care of during the action.
If you, a friend or a loved one have any family law questions please contact Mark Krueger with questions. At Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC, we listen, we care, we get results!
In the Madison area contact me at (608) 824-9540, in the Baraboo area at (608) 356-3961 or Statewide at (866) 455-2993, email with questions at email@example.com and check out our website at https://khtlawyers.com. Remember, children come first at Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC.