I official have a lawyer representing me and while its a huge relief, I'm scare of the final cost! Unfortunately, he was unable to do a fixed rate as my divorce is going to be complicated and he would be surprised if my husband actually cooperates. My retainer is $3,000 and its doable. I really like this lawyer and feel that he will do a great job. My husband is a big controlling bully and chauvanist so having a slightly older well established male lawyer may help in the communications department.
Anyway-- I am after some tips on how to maximize the time I spend with my lawyer and ways I can make this as efficient and cost effective as possible.
I read somewhere that lawyers will charge for photocopying etc so I just brought him copies of what he requested rather than emailing them to him to print out.
I'm on the rocky road to getting a divorce and it freaks the hell out of me even though I know that this is what I need and want!