Written by attorney Molly S. Rosenblum

Why Your Divorce and Custody Lawyer Isn’t Your Best Friend

Over the years, I have become friends with many clients and have stayed in touch with them after their case was finalized. The key here is that we became friends AFTER the case. This articles discusses the pitfalls of being friends with your lawyer during your custody or divorce case.

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As you can see, it’s not that we don’t want to be friends with our clients, but rather, we have found that keeping the lines of attorney-client relationships clear creates a set of expectations and boundaries for everyone. It avoids hurt feelings in clients and allows us, as your legal advocates, to do the best job we can for you. There is always time for friendship after your case is over.

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