It is not always easy being honest but lying will not get you anywhere good in court. In all cases, it is important that you are completely honest with your attorney. Remember, attorneys are not allowed to share confidential client information with others.
It is important that you feel comfortable with your attorney. You want to be able to feel comfortable telling them the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of your family’s story. Only the full truth will help you reach the most desirable conclusion to your case. Sharing the full truth can allow your attorney to file any necessary paperwork that is needed to keep you safe and protect your rights. Once you take the initial step towards opening up, you will wonder why you were ever uncomfortable in the first place.
Do Not Be Embarrassed
You do not need to put on your best face for your attorney. Chances are they have seen a case worse than yours. Do not portray yourself as something you are not just to “get your attorney on your side.” This will not work. Once you hire an attorney, they will represent you to the best of their ability, whether or not they agree with all the decisions you have made in the past. Yes, an attorney can choose to discontinue your representation, but all your information will remain confidential.
Do not be afraid to be honest with your lawyer. They are there to help you, not judge you. Before hiring a family law attorney, make sure you find someone who makes you feel comfortable and understood. If you are searching for a Michigan family law attorney, contact our office at 734-713-8995.