It’s a cliché, admittedly. But the old adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings particularly true when it comes to divorce. Even if an individual has the best of intentions, with emotions running high, one misstep, and what otherwise could have been a very simple matter, spirals out of control.
It is for this very reason that our firm views the initial consultation as an essential part of the process. We firmly believe that if we get to know our clients and what they hope to achieve, we can avoid many of the pitfalls that often hold parting spouses captive to litigation.
To that end, we try to simplify the process and explain not only what the law would otherwise provide, but how it dovetails with our client’s unique circumstances. In sum and substance, it’s not just about explaining the law, but understanding our clients, their goals, desires and objectives.
We understand that our clients don’t want recitations to various statutes and case law. They want results. They want to know that they will be able to move on with their lives, with their finances preserved and their relationships with their children intact.
Our firm takes a proactive approach to achieve those results. In doing so, we bring all of our resources to bear on the case, and work closely with various professionals and trusted advisors including financial advisors, appraisers, accountants, psychologists, social workers and private investigators, to name a few.
We also apply a comprehensive approach, using the matrimonial law in conjunction with common sense, business principles, and a practical understanding of human nature, which allows us to achieve results that would not otherwise be obtained.
While we do try to settle matters amicably, the fact remains that some litigants simply cannot be reasoned with, and will not make the slightest concession until their back is to the wall. In fact, even in the best of situations, counsel negotiates in the backdrop of what a judge would otherwise do.
For that reason, trial preparedness never takes a backseat to diplomacy, and our clients’ cases are thoroughly prepped from the instant they retain us. It is this comprehensive approach that often avoids the need for litigation and fosters settlement on the terms most favorable to our clients.
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Joshua B. Hecht
Sunshine, Isaacson & Hecht, LLP