The biggest divorce mistake that I keep seeing over and over is hiring the wrong lawyer. At least 75% of clients that come to me with a lawyer on board need me to help them make a change if they want to achieve their divorce must-haves.
The incorrect choice can lead you down a path that is potentially unsafe for you and your kids. I don’t care how much you think you save in legals by taking this route. You will pay for it emotionally and eventually financially when you need a do-over.
The right lawyer is worth his or her weight in gold. The wrong lawyer is the reason people resent legal fees.
Do this first
To understand my methodology for choosing the best lawyer you need to watch this video and read this blog. It shows you what you need to do to prepare so that you can have multiple consults and compare results in a way that makes sense.
If you want some guidance, speak with an experienced divorce coach (like me) to help you with this critical step. In other words – spend the money on a coach before you invest in a lawyer. Every single one of my clients who came to me and needed to change counsel will tell you this. It will save you money and heartache big-time.
Your custody battle is your problem to solve
When you have a serious problem to solve, you do your homework to figure out how to best solve it. Your custody battle is not your fault but it is your problem to solve.
Finding the right lawyer requires commitment of time, brains and cash. There is no way around it. No point in lamenting. This is time and money worth spending to not make the biggest divorce mistake that so many of us have made.