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Perhaps you have heard someone say that they want an attorney who is a “pit bull”.  Undoubtedly when someone says this they mean that they want an attorney who isn’t afraid to fight for their rights.  Images arise in their head of someone going after opposing counsel with an unwavering sense of dedication to their client.  This may initially sound like something you want, but there are downsides with an overly aggressive attorney.  When it comes to finding the right attorney for your family law case, finding a balanced approach is almost always best.  In this article we are going to discuss some of the downsides of working with a family law lawyer that is too hostile for the situation.

How can an aggressive attorney hurt my case?

It is entirely possible for an aggressive attorney to get a favorable outcome.  The road towards completion however may not be one that you would have taken had your known.  For example, attorneys who are zealous can sidetrack a divorce or custody case.  They can also make any negotiations hostile by setting the wrong tone initially.  These types of lawyers can also drive up legal fees because opposing counsel is now preparing for a long-drawn fight to the bitter end.  The fact of the matter is that most people are looking for a positive outcome with as little fighting and stress as possible.

Even separating partners can be civil

Throughout the years we have seen time and time again that the most successful clients are able to do two things.  The first is that if they have children, they are able to truly consider what is in the best interest of the children and push for that.  The second is that they are able to balance standing up for themselves, while still being able to work with their ex-spouse in an amicable manner.  This is true whether we are discussing parent time all the way to a division of marital assets.  Please read our online article about how to find the right attorney for you.

If you are going through a divorce, custody case, parental rights or any other family law issues you probably have many questions.  This can be a confusing time where you are not sure what to believe.  If you live in Utah our attorneys would be happy to speak with you.  Consider calling Burton Family Attorneys at (801) 393-1106 to speak with a legal professional and schedule a consultation.

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