The reason Madison divorce attorney Brad Schweiger became a lawyer was, first and foremost, to help people. Practicing family law affords him the opportunity to help protect what is most important to his clients: their family and their assets.
“Family law allows me the honor of helping people through what is often one of the most stressful and traumatic periods of their lives,” Mr. Schweiger said. “That gives me great satisfaction.”
Mr. Schweiger pinpoints two characteristics that help him more than any others when it comes to practicing family law: persistence and understanding.
“Persistence is necessary whether I am researching a difficult case or negotiating a settlement,” Mr. Schweiger said. “Understanding is necessary to connect with people and gain insight into their goals and concerns. Without these traits, the practice would boil down to rote application of the law instead of what it should be – precisely applied to the facts and concerns of the client and litigation goals.”
From the outset, Mr. Schweiger wants to know and understand what his client wants to accomplish immediately and what their long-term goals are for litigation. After he obtains that information he moves forward with setting expectations and discusses the process moving forward and how best to accomplish those objectives.
Throughout it all, he emphasizes patience.
“Many family law issues take time to fully resolve,” he said. “I make certain my client is fully aware of the anatomy of a typical family law case. Most importantly, I want my clients to know that their concerns are important to me and that I will work hard to address those concerns.”