Or if you have side businesses which add to your employment income, and you don't want to pay high spousal, well-- you're going to need a plan well in advance! Unfortunately, a client may just want to agree to shared visitation where one spouse never pays anything but the other spouse then has to pay increased support because there is not any child support offset? A typical client isn't going to know these things.
Or, if you had a part time business that you owned years before you met your spouse, and then he started siphoning money out of the business without you knowing it, AND creating more credit card debt (without you knowing it) ---- you are going to have some large issues. OR if you were married over 20 years and now have huge health issues, should you let your ex bifurcate your case?
Maybe your spousal is too high or too low; maybe you don't understand how it's calculated to begin with, so you wouldn't know if it was right to start with? Maybe you think all attorneys work the same way, but in fact, each attorney handles their clients differently. Attorney herein has seen showboat attorneys, bragging attorneys, pathetic attorneys, just plain overly aggressive attorneys, and some really lame attorneys that can't or don't have any legal reasons to bring motions forward, and just lose them but keep getting paid? What the hell are they telling their client? Lies??
Knowing that attorneys act differently, we realize that could mean clients either don't know how attorneys should act, or just assume their attorney is doing things correctly. Over the years, what is surprising to see in Family law, are attorneys that may have come from a big name school, but can't draft a decent argument for court, much less argue the case. Oftentimes, the documents are hardly persuasive. Or attorneys that have been around for 20 years and think they own the courtroom, but can't even file a procedurally correct document, or think they can simply bamboozle opposing counsel by using invalid/improper written threats?
None of these things is lost on attorney herein. Attorney carefully sizes up all other attorneys so that we know what we are working with. A strategy plan is always used, even though opposing attorneys usually believe that no plan is being used. (Haha that's half the battle there...) We know other attorneys never read what we write here and even if they did, it wouldn't matter. Attorney usually does not lose cases. End of story.