When it comes to your Rhode Island Divorce, the selection of a Rhode Island Divorce lawyer that is right for you is not simply fundamental, it is CRUCIAL!
It's easy for your divorce to frustrate you in such a way that you "just want it over". That's a typical mindset for most people facing divorce. Yet people still have this instinctual need to want to make sure they have their interests protected.
So what do people do? They look up divorce, lawyers or attorneys in the yellow pages and they start calling. Most people will try to find one that has a free consultation first and foremost because they don't want to spend a dime on a person who may not tell them anything. Divorce lawyers who offer free consultations may or may not tell you anything that will help you. The latter is more likely but that is a blog article for another day on Rhode Island Divorce Tips.
Divorce lawyers shopping is far from enjoyable but it's important. There are ways to go about it that will make it easier. I will address those in another blog posting as well.
In my opinion as a Rhode Island lawyer who has chosen to focus my practice in the area of divorce and family law, as well as a man who tried to consult with attorneys before I went through my own divorce, I have come to one conclusion that I firmly believe. If you don't engage an attorney who cares about people and who cares specifically about you and your case, then you've chosen the wrong divorce lawyer.
That's right. It's my opinion that CARING is the biggest factor to be considered when hiring your Rhode Island Divorce or Family Law Attorney.
Why? Think about it! In fact, think about people in general and how they think.
Hey, let's start with YOU!
When you care about something . . . your child, your wife, your career, your investments, your car or motorcycle, etc. . . What do you do? What do you think about?
When you care about something such that it means something to you don't you do what you can to take care of it . . . improve it . . . work hard for it . . . protect it . . . and sometimes even die for it! That's exactly what you do! That's exactly what everyone does because that is human nature.
We take care of the things and people that we care about. We don't throw them to the side and ignore them. We don't abuse them. We don't destroy them.
Human nature is such that we as people do the most we can based upon how much we care about that thing. When people care they will move mountains for the things and people they care about.
So why is caring important? That's the answer.
If you have an attorney who truly cares about you and your case as I do for my clients, their cases and their assets, you do whatever you can to take care of them.
Sure any attorney will still do what is necessary to insure that he or she will get paid some kind of fee for the work being done for you because that's that divorce or family lawyer's livelihood... without that he or she just doesn't survive.
Yet when you find a caring attorney it's not about the amount of the fee . . . it's about YOU. It's about caring about YOUR LIFE, and YOUR ASSETS and doing what is necessary TO HELP YOU get through the turmoil, sometimes at the expense of the attorney's personal time or at his or her expense.
We're out there. Some of us care and we're here to help you without charging you the $300+ an hour that some attorneys think you need to pay them.
Look for the caring attorney and my bet is that you'll be better off every time.