WHAT YOUR FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY CAN AND CANNOT DO FOR YOU

WHAT YOUR FAMILY LAW LAWYER CAN AND SHOULD DO FOR YOU

  • Explain the law: Your family law lawyer should explain the processes, and procedures regarding your case so that you are comfortable and confident in your decisions and so that you know what to expect during the entire divorce or child custody process.
  • Be your voice in Court: We will step into your shoes and tell your side of the story, convincingly and appropriately.  We will strive to protect your interests according to the law.
  • Be by your side: Your lawyer should be by your side every step of the way and aggressively protect your interests from the beginning through the conclusion of your case.

WHAT WE CANNOT DO:

  • Speed up your divorce: In California, a divorce is officially started when you file a petition for divorce in court. It helps to remember that there is a 6-month plus one day waiting period from the time your spouse is served with the Petition before your divorce can be finalized. This is the earliest you can be considered legally divorced. This is also the earliest either you or your spouse can remarry. Assuming you and your spouse agree on everything.
  • Control the Court’s Calendar: We have no control over when hearings are set or whether a court will continue a hearing on its own motion. As attorney’s we strive to get the earliest hearing dates from the court as possible. However, there is no guarantee that a hearing will be set within 30-60 days.
  • Guarantee an Outcome:  We will prepare all of our arguments and facts so that you have an excellent chance of success.  However, your attorney cannot guarantee what a Judge will do in court.

 

 

 

Natalie Packer is the Managing Attorney in our Fresno office and practices in Family Law and Estate Planning.

 

 

Legal Disclaimer: Nothing in this Blog is intended as specific legal advice. Borton Petrini, LLP has a number of skilled family law attorneys ready and able to assist you. If you need assistance with your family law case, it is our sincere hope that you will reach out to the lawyers at the Borton Petrini office nearest you so that we can assist you.