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A few going-to-court divorce recommendations, Part 2

Certain venues immediately stand out for the solemnity and sense of formalism they convey.

A courtroom is one of them, with most participants involved in litigation intuitively knowing that they need to be a bit restrained and on their best behavior when in court.

After all, and as we note in a prior blog post, they are "under the watchful eyes of a judge."

A recent national media spotlight on litigated divorce proceedings in court duly notes that judges in Illinois and elsewhere are busy and entirely serious people. As such, they routinely expect certain realities to unfold in their courtrooms.

Like civility. Timeliness. Decorum.

And preparedness. The above-cited article states that "if a judge asks for something and you don't have it, that won't help your case."

Neither will general unfamiliarity with rules, processes, timing requirements, etiquette expectations and a host of other things relevant to the unique nature of formal adversarialism carried out in court.

Simply put, a courtroom is not a place where a litigant seeking favor -- or, at the very least, an equitable outcome -- should be if not thoroughly prepared for a formal legal contest.

That is why advice foremost rendered by one family law insider in the aforementioned media focus stresses the flat-out importance of any divorcing party headed for court to timely secure the close and on-point counsel of a proven divorce attorney. That means demonstrated experience in all types of divorce matters -- including strong advocacy of clients in court.

"Hedge your bets, improve your odds, get a good lawyer," advises that commentator.

Questions or concerns regarding contested divorce can be directed to a seasoned family law attorney with a confirmed record of advocacy on behalf of clients in courtroom matters.

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