Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC
View Blog Navigation

Aggressive is Not Always the Best Tactic

We often get asked "How aggressive are you?"  The answer is, "As aggressive as you want us to be."  As a client, you should know that the more aggressive your attorney is in litigation, the more it will cost.  Most family law attorneys bill by the hour, so the more work that goes into a file (the more aggressive your attorney is), the more it costs the client.

Many times, the parties have a fairly amicable split and only have a few issues to work out.  If your attorney is aware of these agreements, they should be memorialized early in the litigation process to eliminate them from the list of issues to be pursued.  Too often these agreements fall apart as the remaining issues are litigated.  (ie. the parties agree on custody and parenting time but not child support.  During the course of litigating the child support issue, one parent changes his/her mind about what they want for parenting time.)  This can be avoided by getting the parenting time agreement made in to an Order of the Court as soon as an agreement is reached.

The client controls the course of the litigation and the attorney should defer to the wishes of the client after consultation and advice from the attorney.  Most family law attorneys become personally invested in the litigation.  That's a good thing as you know your attorney will be passionate about your case.  However, your attorney should always remember that it is YOUR case and you make the final determination as to how aggressive or not aggressive to be.

If you want an attorney who will listen to your problems and offer guidance and advocacy based on your specific situation, and respects his/her role in the litigation and defers to your wishes, contact Trullinger & Wenk at 623-536-550 to schedule a consultation.

  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015 ARAG | Elite Service Provider
  • AV | Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability | Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell from LexisNexis
  • American Association for Justice | Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
  • Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys - AZAFLA
  • Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC BBB Business Review
  • Association of Top 100 2019 | American Trial Lawyers
  • American Academy Of Trial Attorneys | AATA | Premier 100 | 2015
  • Family Law | Top 10 | Attorney And Practice Magazine's | 2018 | Attorney
  • Top Valley Lawyers 2017 | North Valley Magazine
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys | 10 Best 2017-2018
  • Veteran Owned Business - A Registered Vetrepreneur on Buyveteran.com - 2014
  • Avvo Top Attorney
  • Avvo Client's Choice
Email Us For A Response

Need legal help from an attorney?
Contact us now to schedule a consultation with our lawyers

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Goodyear Office:
1616 North Litchfield Road
Suite 140
Goodyear, AZ 85395

Phone: 623-748-4890
Fax: 623-536-1984
Goodyear Law Office Map

Peoria Office:
14050 N. 83rd Avenue
Suite 290
Peoria, AZ 85381

Phone: 623-748-4890
Fax: 623-536-1984
Peoria Law Office Map

Phoenix - Desert Ridge Office:
20830 N. Tatum Blvd
Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Phone: 623-748-4890
Fax: 623-536-1984
Phoenix Law Office Map