Divorce cases are difficult; emotionally, and financially. Because of their difficult nature, my practice prides itself on not taking any divorce case that is not ready to be litigated. I regularly counsel clients on the process of divorce, the likely outcome (both financially and emotionally), and the time period involved. It is not a process to be entered into lightly and I turn down almost as many divorce cases as I accept. The reason is simple, the emotional nature of a divorce can sometimes cloud judgment, and having a client prepared for the difficulty goes a long way to getting a favorable result. Because I am also a tax attorney, I can look at the tax impacts of a divorce that, if ignored, can cost people thousands of dollars. Looking at a divorce case in the right frame of mind is key, for both me, and my clients.
My hours for divorce cases are flexible, specifically because work schedules get in the way. Therefore I am regularly at the office until 7 or 8 p.m., and sometimes meet with clients on the weekend to accomodate their limited free time.