Marietta divorce attorney Adam Sutton understands that contested divorce can be one of the most difficult things a person can endure. Often, they have no idea how to navigate the process or what to expect in the end.
Mr. Sutton has seen what happens when people attempt to go to court alone and how heartbreaking the results can be. By practicing family law, he is able to help people avoid those situations and make a genuine difference in their lives.
“People deserve a fair hearing and their children deserve a strong foundation to grow from regardless of whether their parents are married or divorced,” Mr. Sutton said.
The stakes are high for many people during the divorce process and raw emotions often get in the way of sound decision-making. During his many years as a mediator working primarily in high-conflict situations, followed by his time as a litigator focused on child custody issues, Mr. Sutton developed a degree of control and professional steadiness that allows him to always stay focused on his client’s goals and the litigation end game.
“An attorney must be able to stand firm against an overly aggressive opposing counsel, re-focus an angry judge, and bring a biased expert witness back to reality,” Mr. Sutton said.
Mr. Sutton also encourages his clients to remain in control of their emotions. When they step into an attorney’s office, they are usually angry, and often rightfully so. Betrayal, frustration, fear, and anxiety all meld together into a tightly wound ball of negativity and can cloud one’s judgment.
“Focus on your future and, more importantly, focus on your children’s future,” Mr. Sutton said. “Children need their parent to be that good guy, to make the right choices, and do what is right for those kids. Not only is that approach the best way to plan for your long-term future, but it is also the best way to win the judge’s favor during your case.”