Three, you have hired an attorney who will fight over everything just because he or she can. But does the end justify the means? Judges don’t like to see clients fighting over little things. Why allow your lawyer to create a bais against you with the judge by fighting over things that just don’t matter? Judges don’t want to award attorneys’ fees to a lawyer who fights for the sake of fighting. One judge recently said to a lawyer: “If you want to fight about that then let your client pay for it.” The court has total discretion in the awarding of fees. Do you want to be the spouse who gets left with the payment of fees because your lawyer took an unreasonable approach?
Ask your lawyer why he or she is taking certain steps and why he or she is filing certain motions. If the lawyer cannot convince you of the practical benefit, suggest he or she abandon that step. Resolving issues that occur during the course of the case does not mean your lawyer is not tough and or is caving in to the other side. It means that your lawyer is responsibly choosing how to litigate your case.
Keep your eye on the result. Hire an attorney who is tough but also reasonable.