Definition: a cocktail party is the worst place to seek or receive advice about your divorce.
Information received in an attorney’s office often serves up a sobering, painful reality. Too many times, I’ve given clients my perspective on the outcome of a legal issue and then listened as they recount contradictory advice they received…at a party…or in a bar. Or from friends over a glass or two of wine. In the recounting is often a subtle, sometimes overt, questioning of my professional experience or competence.