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A Day in the Life of Your Divorce Attorney

What does it take to move from case to case as a divorce attorney? Which systems are in place to manage client, judge, opposing counsel, and assorted other relationships on your case? What tools keep material organized and accessible?

The inner workings of a busy law firm might not be quite as dramatic as you see in the movies, but understanding what’s going on behind the scenes can help you work with your attorney and their team in a way that keeps your case moving smoothly toward resolution. This week on the show, we turn the tables. Pete Wright interviews family law attorney Seth Nelson on how he runs Nelson Koster Family Law.

It’s all about time management

There is a stereotype out there that every minute of a busy firm is “billable.” Seth sets that trope to rest. That doesn’t mean strategic application of resources isn’t key. When you sign on with a divorce attorney, you’re signing on to the entire firm. With it comes team members with expertise in different areas of the practice. From administration and court relationships to special areas of the law, a good firm will ensure you’re well represented.

Divorce takes more than the attorney

How many cases is your attorney working on? Moreover, what is their relationship to your local court system? Seth leans in on communication, the technology at work in the firm, and the absence of shelves full of law books in his office. Most important, how does the firm deal with emergencies and quick changes? By having smart response systems in place. You’ll learn all about it this week on How to Split a Toaster!

Seth Nelson is a Tampa based family lawyer known for devising creative solutions to difficult problems. In How to Split a Toaster, Nelson and co-host Pete Wright take on the challenge of divorce with a central objective — saving your most important relationships with your family, your former spouse, and yourself.
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