The Importance of Communicating with Your Legal Team

Communicating with your legal team

The Importance of Your Legal Team

If you are considering divorce, having disputes with your ex after divorce, dealing with parentage issues, or any other matter involving family law, finding the right attorney can be stressful and overwhelming.  Once you find the right fit, communication between you, your attorney, and the attorney’s legal team is a very important key to a successful relationship.  

Be Honest With Your Attorney

The most important thing to remember is to be 100% honest!! Building that trust with your attorney and legal team will help you tremendously going forward in your case. While it may feel overwhelming to talk about sensitive or personal details, like finances or infidelities, it is important to not leave out any details no matter how big or how small.  Lay everything out on the table because the information you provide will help the team strategize and know what is in your best interest.  Establishing trust with your legal team is important not only for your case as a whole but if something happens, you need to feel comfortable discussing the situation with your attorney and legal team, even if you may be in the wrong.  This is not an easy process, and we know how frustrating and overwhelming this can be.  It is important for you to help us so we can help you! That’s what we are here for.

Effective Communication With Your Legal Team

Communication through emails is often one of the best ways to get your questions and concerns out there and answered.  As you may know, Sterk Family Law Group uses a team approach and our team sees and reviews emails that come through from our clients. Once we receive and review your email, someone from our office will be in contact with you with a reply by either phone or email within 24 to 48 hours.  Of course, if there is an emergency situation that arises, please call the office and someone will be available to assist you on an urgent basis.

If there is something you do not understand, please do not hesitate to ask questions! We want you to understand every aspect of what is going on with your case.  If you do not ask questions, then we assume you know what is happening.  We never want a miscommunication to be the breakdown of the attorney-client relationship.  We are in this with you from the very beginning to the very end.  There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Please remember that everything you do and say is confidential between you, the attorney, and the attorney’s legal team. As you know, you, the client, are a crucial part of our team as well.  We have seen and heard it all so please put your 100% trust in us here at Sterk Family Law.  We’ve got your back!

Written by Jennifer J. Hanik

Sterk Family Law Group Can Help

We are aware that everyone has been affected by the recent response to COVID-19 but we hope that you find some comfort in knowing that we are still operational and here to assist you. If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can assist you with obtaining an Order of Protection.

Whether you are a current client or if you are looking for family law or estate planning assistance, our team is here for you and will continue to be available to address your concerns.

To the extent possible, we will offer remote consultations and provide services from a distance.

You may message us here, email our office at, or call 815-600-8950 and one of our team members will be able to assist you.


This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such. This article is for informational and educational purposes only.

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