Is Your Marriage Ending?

Do you worry about how you can pay all your bills with only one income?

Are you already seeing friends and family taking sides in your divorce?

Do you wonder how your children will adjust?(or IF they’ll adjust)?

Do you feel alone, persecuted, ostracized, or overwhelmed?

Divorce Is Tough, In fact, It’s a Train Wreck

People don’t feel great when they go through a train wreck, and no one can honestly expect to feel great going through divorce.

If you’re scared. If worry keeps you up at night. If you don’t know what to do.

If this is how you feel, or you’ve answered yes to any of these questions above, you are totally normal.

Your divorced friends and family went through the same feelings you have right now. They may not have shown it, they may have even hidden it from you, but I guarantee they went through all the same feelings and experienced the same worries.

It’s common to not talk about how difficult divorce really is, and that’s a shame. If everyone were open about it, then we wouldn’t feel so alone. Instead, we’d feel like people were there to listen, understand, and help. We’d feel safe.

So, let me say again: you are normal. What you’re feeling is normal.

You’re right to feel the way you do, and you are right to want help to move forward and recover from where you are in this process.

What to Do Next…

What you do next is critical. There’s a wide range of variables that will determine your outcome early in the divorce process.

We have a 28-step internal process to deliver the type of legal results our clients need. We have thoroughly examined and honed everything in this process, from assessing your unique situation, to the experts we use on our cases, to the font we use in our court documents (it’s the same one the Supreme Court of the United States uses), to which mediator will bring the best results for our clients.

This process will help you obtain your goals and recover faster. It is specifically designed to protect your best interests while making sure nothing is overlooked.

The first step in this process is our Roadmap and Recovery Session.

Roadmap and Recovery Session

Every time we help a client, we begin with something we call a Roadmap and Recovery Session.

During one of these sessions, we listen. We need to know who you are, who your kids are, and what your goals are.

Once we know what you want to accomplish and where you want to go, we create a roadmap to help you get there. With the destination in mind, we take care of the “how you get there” part.

In fact, our unique Roadmap and Recovery method is the first step in the process that helps you get consistent results and makes the divorce process so much more tolerable.

Because we’re attorneys, most of this roadmap will be legal stuff. This is where we collaborate and create a solid legal strategy, combined with a proven system, so we can fight for you and your kids in court – if the need arises.

There are many intelligent attorneys out there, but without a well-developed system based on accomplishing your goals, your odds in court may be no better than betting on red at the roulette table.

So, that’s the “roadmap” part. The “recovery” part is just as important.

This is where we discuss how you’ll succeed during and after divorce. We’ll talk about money (because, believe me, money is ultra-important) and relationships.

Most of what we’ll talk about here will probably go beyond just law and procedure. This is more about helping you and your family transition into your new reality. We’ll talk about money and investing, therapy (if you or your kids need it), and how best to transition to your new life.

We have found that both the “roadmap” and the “recovery” parts are integral in helping our clients. One without the other just doesn’t work.

Keep in mind: the Roadmap and Recovery Session is only the beginning. Every part of our 28-step internal process has been designed and refined to deliver the most ideal results for you and your family.

Our “Flat-Rate Fee” Gives You Great Service,
WithOUT the Fear of Endless Cost

What makes you nervous about hiring a divorce attorney?

If you’re like most people, cost is probably one of your top answers.

And you should be nervous. When you ask divorce attorneys how much your case will cost, they say, “Well, it depends,” and then they tell you you should give over your credit card information and pay by the hour. You’re told your case will last however long it lasts and you’ll pay however much it costs.

Essentially, you’re told to give an attorney a blank check and pay whatever the attorney tells you to pay, when you’re told to pay it.

That system’s great for attorneys, but not so great for those we’re supposed to help and serve.

There’s a Better Way… Flat Fees

To better help our clients going through divorce, we’ve developed a flat-fee system. With our system, you know exactly how much each stage of a case will cost.

  • Initial documents:you know the price.
  • Mediation:you know the price.
  • Temporary Orders:you know the price.

It’s all there for you to look at before you ever hire us.

Flat fees let you take control over your case, and they take away the anxiety of opening a new bill every month.

Flat fees also reduce your risk. If your soon-to-be ex is super difficult to work with, and things take longer than normal, you don’t get charged more. The risk is on usnot you.

Like everything else in our system, flat fees are designed to take care of our client’s needs and help them and their families be successful during and after divorce.

Why I Became a Divorce Attorney

Many years ago (long before I was voted the 2015 Family Law Lawyer of the Year by my Utah Bar Association peers) a friend called me out of the blue.

She asked me to help her get divorced. Hers was a difficult situation, and while I had never done a divorce before, I knew I had to help her.

The night before we met, I stayed up until 3 a.m. reading everything I could about divorce law.

When we met the next morning, we talked for a long time about her situation, her kids, how she felt betrayed, isolated, and scared. We talked about what would happen next. By the end of that conversation, we had a plan, and we stuck to it.

In the end, the plan worked. We got a great result for my friend and her kids. To this day, we keep in touch. She and her kids are happy and doing well.

When I figured out I could help real people and real families, I was all in. I found what I had been looking for in the law.

At this point, I made it my mission to begin focusing solely on helping people through divorce and getting the best results for them. Today, divorce and child custody is all we do. We focus on one thing so we are confident that we can help our clients achieve the best outcome for them and their families.

Who Can We Help Best?

We love listening to our clients and helping families succeed during and after divorce.

We would love to help everyone. The fact is that because of our unique system, we are more effective in serving clients who share certain characteristics.

Here are a few examples of what I’m talking about:

  • Clients who want to collaborate with us.We believe working together brings the best results, so we work with clients who share that view.
  • Clients who are good to us and our team.We treat our clients with kindness and respect, and we request the same in return.
  • Clients who communicate quickly.We strive to communicate effectively with our clients so we maintain momentum. Part of that is not having too much time pass between returning phone calls, emails, etc. Our most effective collaborations are those in which clients call us back in short order.
  • Clients who genuinely seek out and follow our advice.Trust between us is vital to obtaining best results, and that includes putting into practice the legal and practical suggestions we give.
  • Clients who put their children’s best interests first.Sometimes, what’s best for you isn’t best for your kids. Our most successful clients recognize this and always do what is best for their children.

What Happens if You Hire an Ineffective Divorce Attorney?

I’m a genuinely positive guy. I believe people are generally good. I believe people try to do the best they can with what they know and believe.

I’m also a deeply realistic person. I believe choices have inevitable consequences, and the best way to avoid pain is to make good choices upfront.

Nowhere is this truer than when choosing an attorney.

Ineffective attorneys don’t listen.

Instead, they take every client and shove them into the same box, use the same tired arguments, and generally don’t try that hard.

They may get okay results because they’ve been around the block once or twice, but they also get *schooled pretty often by other attorneys

*By schooled I mean the other guy gets the crazy stuff he asked for (and they all ask for crazy stuff).

I don’t mean to be a downer, but this is the reality of choosing a poor divorce attorney.

How Do You Keep Yourself Safe
– AND Hire an Effective Attorney?

We recommend looking for these things:

  • Someone you’re comfortable with.You should feel confident in and comfortable with your attorney. If you know you would feel more comfortable with someone else, find that person.
  • Someone who listens to you.
  • Someone with good reviews from an independent third-party site.Client testimonials on a website are great (we have a number of them), but nothing takes the place of client reviews on an independent website.
  • Someone who focuses on divorce.I don’t know anyone who gets a root canal from a part-time dentist. You shouldn’t get a divorce from a part-time divorce attorney. Choose someone who helps divorce clients and their families every day.
  • Someone well respected by their peers.Well-respected attorneys have good relationships with other attorneys and judges. They get things done because they work well with others and judges trust what they say.

What’s Next?

We’re here to help you get on with your life. The next step is to simple schedule a Free (no obligation) consultation with us, to discuss your case.

Call us directly at 801.685.9999 for a legal in-person consultation, or use our online scheduling tool.

Published On: November 23rd, 2017Categories: MarriageComments Off on Is Your Marriage Ending?
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About the Author: Marco Brown
Marco C. Brown was named Utah’s Outstanding Family Law Lawyer of the Year in 2015. He graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2007 and is currently the managing partner of Brown Family Law, LLC.
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