My Divorce Advocate will:
Explain the divorce process to you step-by-step
Going through a divorce can be overwhelming, confusing, and very time consuming. I will explain the process to you from the beginning to the end. This way you can understand the big picture and know what to expect throughout the process.
hours of aggravation
There are many ways that you can help your attorney help you. Having this background will save you countless hours of costly attorney fees. One of the biggest mistakes couples make is spending a large portion of their assets... actually "dividing" their assets. It just doesn't make sense to ring-up excessive attorney fees.
Guide you through the endless paperwork
and hold your hand
Unless you have been through the divorce process, there is no way to comprehend the tremendous amount of time it takes to fill out all of the paperwork and collect the required financial documents. I will walk you through and explain each document so that you completely understand what you need to do and the best and most efficient way to do it.
Explain the available options, legal terms and procedures
There are so many confusing legal terms and procedures. Often times, attorney's don't thoroughly explain every option available to you. There are motions, discovery, affidavits, production, mediation, depositions, responses and the list continues. I'll be your "dictionary" and help you understand all those terms, so that you are armed with the knowledge you need when you speak to your attorney or spouse.
Save you from being taken advantage of
There are many great attorneys, but there are also some that will try and take advantage of you financially and overbill you. They also often times oversee the obvious and cut corners, not always putting your best interests at heart. I can help explain to you what is fair and what you should and should not expect from your attorney.
Help you take control, feel confident and relieve
your stress and confusion
Although it may sound like a cliché... "Knowledge Really is Power". Similiar to being an advocate for your own health when you deal with doctors, you also need to be an advocate for your own future when you deal with attorneys and your spouse. A divorce can be so overwhelming, and you will feel so much more in control if you understand what you are entitled to receive and what questions to ask.
Guide you through choosing the best attorney
Each divorce case is different and there are hundreds of different attorneys. I can help you pick the attorney that is the best fit for you, your personality and your case. If you meet with me prior to interviewing and consulting with different attorneys, I can help you pull together the necessary information that you should take with you to your consultation and what questions to ask, so that you get the most out of your attorney consultation. The initial attorney consultations are usually only an hour long and range from $150 to $350 dollars, so you want to make sure that meeting is as efficient as possible.
Help you do what is best for you and your family
When going through a divorce, sometimes we are too emotional and close to all of the details that it is hard to see what is best for all involved ... especially if you have children. I can help you make objective decisions and guide you to the various resources that are available to help you and your family.
Dara McGrath • President • My Divorce Advocate
P.O. Box 39 • Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004