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Tips for Good Communication with Your Divorce Attorney

During your divorce process, chances are you are going to have a lot of questions and concerns that come up at various times. It is helpful to have a good relationship with your divorce attorney so that you can get the answers and feedback you need.

The following are some tips for communicating with your divorce lawyer during your case:

  • Write down questions and issues as they come to you: Keep in mind that you will be charged by your lawyer for his or her time. Frequent calls could result in a higher bill from your attorney. Instead, build up a list of questions and issues so you can get them answered at once rather than calling or emailing every time you have a single small question.
  • Follow up if you don’t get a response: Your case is important, and you deserve a response to your questions. Yes, the attorney is likely very busy and has other clients, but they have a responsibility to you to represent you as well as possible. Again, you shouldn’t send emails or make phone calls every single day, but if you do place a call or send an email and don’t hear back in a timely manner, feel free to follow up. A good attorney will appreciate a reminder.
  • Discuss any problems or concerns you have: If you have any problems or issues with the way your case is being handled, don’t be shy — discuss them with your attorney as they arise. Your attorney cannot know there is a problem or that you are uncomfortable with something unless you speak up about it.
  • Meet in person: Having some face-to-face time is critical for the success of your case. This is the best way for you to establish a rapport and a good working relationship that will carry you through the divorce.

To get the guidance and advice you need throughout the divorce process, meet with an experienced Minnesota family law attorney 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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