Never quit Family Law‘Never Ever Quit’ – Family Law

‘Never Ever Quit’, well, actually #nevereverquit, became a rallying cry for our Texas Rangers this year and they certainly showed us that they didn’t quit.  Believe it or not, that’s a good thing to remember in the family law world as well.  The Texas Rangers had some tough games, and some tough moments in games that have turned out to be very successful. Family law can be a lot like a baseball game.  Frustrations can be high and patience at a low in that ‘seventh inning’. ‘Never ever quit’ is a good way to focus on your family law case.

Never Ever Quit taking the High Road

In family law, we see people at one of the worst times of their life, possibly THE worst.  In highly contentious cases, the stress hits daily.  It can be easy to think that sending that one email or text or posting that one post on Facebook isn’t going to make a difference.  But, don’t do it.  Don’t push send and don’t post.  Write it if you must, and then save it to drafts or delete it.  Keep taking the high road.  It will make a difference for you in the long run, either by reaching an informal agreement, an agreement in mediation or even less attorney’s fees.

Never Ever Quit Putting your Children First

Divorce is hard on everyone and it is hard on your kids, too.  It may be the best decision and the right one for you and your spouse, but that doesn’t mean it is the easy decision.  You and your ex will always be your children’s parents, regardless of what happens in the future.  Put your children’s concerns first – don’t send messages to your spouse through your kids, don’t argue over small issues when you can choose not to, and don’t discuss the divorce in front of your children.

Never Ever Quit being Honest with your Lawyer

Remember that your family lawyer is one of the people you need to be completely honest with as you go through your divorce.  What you tell your attorney is confidential and protected by attorney-client privilege and will be used to work towards your goal in the best way possible in your divorce or child related issue case.  Be honest – it is the best thing for your case.

Find a good family lawyer to work with on your case to get the advice you need.

Consultations at my office are by appointment, 940-497-5454.

Jill O’Connell