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Is it Good to Have an Aggressive Divorce Lawyer?


As the best family law lawyers in Arizona we often get asked, “is it good to have an aggressive divorce lawyer?” I want to tell you about an interesting divorce consult that I had earlier this week. It was actually not much different than probably hundreds or maybe even thousands of divorce consults that I’ve had in the past, except for at one point during our conversation, the individual that I was consulting with said something to me that kind of struck a question in my mind and it’s a question that does come up every once in a while. In describing the situation that he and his spouse were going through, he said to me, “What I’m really looking for is a snake in the grass…” And I kind of chuckled and said, “A snake in the grass. It sounds to me like you want a lawyer that’s aggressive.” He said, “That’s exactly what I want.” And it kind of dawned on me that that’s something that a lot of people are looking for when they get a divorce lawyer. They want someone who’s aggressive. And I thought, “What makes an aggressive lawyer and is it good to have an aggressive lawyer?” So I kind of want to talk about the pros and cons of having an “aggressive lawyer.”

In my mind, that aggressive lawyer is someone who is really, really good at what they do and particularly is good in the courtroom. So what are some of the pros of having an aggressive lawyer? Well, usually they’re very experienced. They understand the law very, very well. They’re going to give you really good advice, and sometimes that really good advice is don’t litigate, don’t push this to court unnecessarily. There may always be good reasons to go to court in these cases, in divorce cases, but sometimes the best advice you can ever get from an attorney, especially one who I think is trying to be very up front and very honest, is you should be looking for opportunities to settle. Now, that may sound like the exact opposite of an aggressive attorney, but aggressive almost always means expensive. And in my mind, a good attorney is one who is giving you advice and helping you try to find a way to resolve your case in the quickest and least expensive way possible. Sometimes it is necessary to be aggressive. What would those times be? Well, it would be situations where the other party is being completely unreasonable. Where there might be a need to do some extensive discovery. For example, if you think someone’s hiding assets or if they’re not being cooperative, then you have to file certain motions with the court. But aggressive attorneys, snake in the grass if you will, are at least in my mind someone who might be doing a lot of unnecessary work that’s only driving your cost up.

So, when you are talking to a lawyer about your family law case, I think is very fair and reasonable to ask: “Are you aggressive?” But in my mind, an aggressive attorney is someone who is smart, someone who’s going to give you good advice and isn’t always one who is telling you to file a whole bunch of motions with the court and pushing your case to trial unless it’s absolutely necessary. As always, we welcome an opportunity for you to come down and visit with us here at the law offices of Kevin Jensen and talk about your case. We may not be snakes in the grass, but we’re seasoned attorneys who can analyze your case and give you advice on how to best approach your particular case. Thanks.

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Located in Mesa Arizona, on Val Vista and Southern Avenue. Our Family Law Attorneys and Divorce Lawyers in Mesa AZ have been helping our clients achieve the legal results they are searching for. Our Mesa Law Firm offers Divorce Mediation, Uncontested Divorce, Contested Divorce, Legal Separation, Female Divorce Lawyers, Annulment, Child Support Issues, Child Custody, Military Divorce, Parenting Plans, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Grandparents Rights, Paternity, Order of Protection, Name Change and all Family Law legal issues.

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Mesa, AZ 85206
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Located On Dobson Road, just North of W. Chandler Blvd, near the 101 Freeway. We have a team of the Best Divorce Lawyers and Family Law Attorneys in Chandler Arizona. Our Chandler Law Firm offers Divorce Mediation, Uncontested Divorce, Contested Divorce, Legal Separation, Female Divorce Lawyers, Annulment, Child Support Issues, Child Custody, Military Divorce, Parenting Plans, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Grandparents Rights, Paternity, Order of Protection, Name Change and all Family Law legal issues.

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333 N. Dobson Rd #5
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 632-2083
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Located in South East Gilbert, Near Higley High School on Pecos Road, West of Power Road in the Power Ranch Neighborhood. Our Gilbert Law Firm offers Divorce Mediation, Uncontested Divorce, Contested Divorce, Legal Separation, Female Divorce Lawyers, Annulment, Child Support Issues, Child Custody, Military Divorce, Parenting Plans, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Grandparents Rights, Paternity, Order of Protection, Name Change and all Family Law legal issues.

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4365 E. Pecos Rd Suite 138
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 900-2302
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Located in the Community of Anthem in Florence Arizona, off of Hunt Hwy. Our Florence Law Firm is staffed with family law attorneys that offer Divorce Mediation, Uncontested Divorce, Contested Divorce, Legal Separation, Female Divorce Lawyers, Annulment, Child Support Issues, Child Custody, Military Divorce, Parenting Plans, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Grandparents Rights, Paternity, Order of Protection, Name Change and all Family Law legal issues.

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3281 N. Hunt Hwy Suite 111
Florence, AZ 85132
(480) 632-1120
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7075 West Bell Road Suite 5
Glendale, AZ 85308
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Jensen Family Law in Mesa is located on 3740 E Southern Ave Suite 210, 85206 Mesa, Arizona. From Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Take S 41st St to E Sky Harbor Blvd, then head west on E Sky Harbor Blvd and Use the left lane to take the exit toward S 41st St. Then Turn right onto S 41st St. After that, Continue straight to stay on S 41st St, then Take AZ-202 Loop E, AZ-101 Loop S and US-60 E to S Val Vista Dr in Mesa. Take exit 184 from US-60 E after that Merge onto E Sky Harbor Blvd, then Use the left 2 lanes to merge onto AZ-202 Loop E toward Tempe/Mesa and Use the right 3 lanes to take exit 9 to merge onto AZ-101 Loop S. After that, Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 55A-B to merge onto US-60 E toward Globe, then Take exit 184 for Val Vista Dr. Then Continue on S Val Vista Dr to your destination and Turn left onto S Val Vista Dr. Turn right onto E Southern Ave, then turn left and Destination will be on the right.

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