Going through a Divorce is stressful and emotionally draining. You hire an attorney to advocate for you and protect your rights.
Your divorce attorney should be more than just your advocate though. Your attorney should have the experience and knowledge to advise you about the risks and costs of taking a certain position. Sometimes the hardest part about being a divorce attorney is telling the client something they don’t want to hear. But that’s the job and your attorney is not doing you any favors by always agreeing with you or misguiding your expectations.
Your divorce attorney should also be your counselor. That doesn’t mean that your attorney should give you life advice, but your attorney should guide you through the process and keep you informed as to everything that is going on with your case and what to expect in the future. You should receive a copy of everything filed in your case and have a discussion with your attorney as to what each one means. Your divorce attorney should also be able to help you understand why the document is being filed and the terminology used.