Recently, I met Sarah Jenkins MC LPC in Scottsdale AZ. We were friends for several years and she was my local LPC when we lived in Las Vegas. The reason I remember her so much is because of the love and attention that she lavished on me in the beginning, as I made a mistake in a divorce settlement. Although it had to be painful for her to see me in court with all the other disputants, the end result was that we were able to work things out and she was able to continue working with me.
If you are a woman in a difficult situation and are seeking representation, you should know about what you can expect from the legal system when you are in a divorce or child custody case. I know that it can be difficult, and it can even cause you stress. It is your choice as to how much information you want to share with your attorney. You don’t have to share everything, but when you do, it has to be factual, and you need to have evidence to support any statements you make. If you don’t have that evidence and if you are not telling the truth, then you are likely to be found guilty. Your attorney needs to know about any emotional or physical abuse that is happening in the marriage, whether you know about it or not.
Your attorney is going to have to work to defend you in the legal system. That doesn’t mean that he or she has to take all sides of the story. Your lawyer is there to help you get through this ordeal and that means that you are going to have to cooperate. There will be times where you won’t be able to cooperate, and you should know that if that happens that you will have to face the consequences.