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How to Strengthen Communication with Your Divorce Lawyer

When you’re going through a divorce, the last thing you want to worry about is feeling disconnected from your attorney and the outcome of your case. With so much at stake, you need to ensure you are getting what you need from your legal counsel.

To start, hire a divorce attorney with whom you have a sense of camaraderie and who you feel comfortable will keep you regularly updated on your case. There are also some things you can do on your end to encourage the high level of communication between the two of you. These include the following:

  • Discuss your communication preferences: From the start of your working relationship, tell your attorney the ways in which you prefer to receive information. This may be through email, a phone call or in person. Your lawyer should be willing to use whichever communication channels work best for you.
  • Think about your questions ahead of time: Before you speak with your lawyer, think about all the questions you have and write them down. This will help you stay organized and ensure you make the best use of your time. You’ll also avoid kicking yourself when you leave a meeting and realize you forgot to discuss an important matter.
  • Be open and honest: Try to build a level of trust with your attorney and be honest about any and all concerns you might have about your divorce case. Don’t hold anything back. In general, your attorney will be able to serve you better if he or she has as much information and context as possible.

As you approach the divorce process in Minnesota, be sure to work with an experienced divorce lawyer at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.

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  • "Tori had a thorough understanding of my situation and made excellent recommendations to resolve my concerns. She was persistent on communication and handled everything in a very timely manner. I would definitely hire her again in the future if needed." - M.K.

  • "With Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A., it is like having a family physician. They are all knowledgeable, thorough, comforting, and the only call I need to make for all my legal needs for many years to come. No matter what the matter, I totally trust their advice and commitment to me and my family." - J.N.

  • "Mary from APH Law helped me thru a difficult divorce. She and the entire staff was there for me every step of the way helping me on what to do next. They listened to what I wanted and helped me achieve what matter the most to me in the divorce settlement." - Dana C.

  • "I chose APH after my initial consultation with Mary. I felt my best interest would be represented. The entire process went excellent, the attorneys and staff communicated effectively and efficiently with me throughout the process as they needed to. Being new to the legal process and verbiage, they walked me and talked me through the next steps and the jargon, I felt completely comfortable and represented. I hope I never have to use legal services again but if I do I will call Mary at APH Law and know that I will be taken care of." - Jeff M.

  • "Divorce is a time of emotion and stress. Mary Pfeifer , My lawyer was professional and compassionate. She was very informative through the process. Her insight helped me in my decisions. She worked hard to obtain a settlement which was fair to both parties.Though, I hope I won't need her help again. It is reassuring to know a good person that is willing to help." - Rod S.

  • "I first came to Ms. Jacquelyn Lutz of Appelhof, Pfeifer and Hart in October of 2016. It was definitely the worst time in my life and she compassionately spoke with me about my options. Ms. Lutz thoroughly explained the laws, statutes, process and what to expect going forward. What was supposed to be one case, turned into three intricate cases that took a huge toll on me and my family. Ms. Lutz represented me in court on all three cases with a vast knowledge of the laws and how to proceed accordingly. During all three cases she kept me informed, calm, gave me resources to utilize, and (most important) gave me a realistic view of what may come next. Ms. Lutz knew each case required a great deal of knowledge and creative thinking on how to legally proceed forward with each case. My family and friends are forever grateful for the amazing representation by Ms. Lutz. I highly recommend Ms. Lutz for anyone needing or considering superb representation for any kind of family law. " - M.H.


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