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The Role of Communication Skills for an Effective Men’s Rights Attorney

An attorney specializing in men’s rights assists men during divorce to ensure they receive fair treatment during the many processes this entails. Divorce often includes determination of alimony, child support, asset division, paternity attestation, and more.

Not all attorneys are equally skilled or experienced. An effective men’s rights attorney will have certain attributes and skills that are specific to the issues and difficulties that men need to overcome within the court system.

Those considering who to trust with their case should meet with several attorneys to determine the best fit. Essential communication techniques, such as active listening, clear articulation of legal concepts, and persuasive argumentation, are vital for successfully advocating for men’s rights in legal settings.

Here is an exploration of how these communication skills make a significant difference in case outcomes for men in family law cases.

Being an Active Listener

Being able to actively listen is one of the most essential communication skills that anyone, and especially a men’s rights attorney, can have. Active listening is the process of listening in order to absorb information and understand how it fits together, rather than listening in order to respond.

Active listeners are often those who show a greater demonstration of empathy and care, attending to the speaker’s needs rather than skimming through their information in order to get to their turn to talk.

Other attorneys may appear discouraging to clients, making a challenging situation harder by portraying the attorney as an “interrogator.”

For an attorney, active listening creates stronger cases, allowing them to gather information more effectively and guide clients through the evidence collection process more seamlessly.

When a men’s rights attorney is an active listener, clients are better able to build a collaborative relationship. This ensures fewer important details are left out of the conversation, resulting in a stronger case.

Articulating Concepts Clearly

couple, fight and divorce in stress, conflict or argument from disagreement on living room sofa at homeAnother invaluable communication skill for attorneys specializing in men’s rights is the ability to articulate concepts clearly. Whether they are speaking in court or to the client, the attorney must be able to quickly and effectively clarify what information they are looking for or explaining why it matters.

For clients, this draws out the details that are most essential for case success during the discovery stage. In the courtroom, an attorney who is clear and articulate will present an argument in a more effective manner that can lead to more favorable results.

Persuasive Arguments

An attorney who cannot create and deliver a persuasive argument will not get their client very far in the courtroom. Even in simple or amicable cases of divorce, it is the attorney’s responsibility to provide arguments that are logical, based in fact, and substantiated by a comprehensive body of compelling evidence.

Failure to do so can lead to less favorable outcomes, such as a greater proportion of custody being awarded to the other parent or a high-value asset being divided between both parties rather than being preserved for the client.

An attorney’s ability to present persuasive arguments is the primary driver behind success in a case, and those who do not excel in this area tend to achieve less favorable outcomes as a result.

Therefore, when considering a men’s rights attorney, evaluate whether they have a professional track record of courtroom success based on their presentation of the case and their knowledge of the law.

Identifying Verbal and Non-Verbal Language

One underrated skill in effective men’s rights attorneys is their ability to identify both verbal and non-verbal language. A skilled attorney should be able to gather information from a client to create a comprehensive case, then present that case before a judge. Studies have indicated that when an attorney has competence in non-verbal communication, they can achieve more effective results.

upset man and crying woman sitting on bench, divorceExamples of non-verbal language include making or avoiding eye contact, using hand gestures when speaking, maintaining posture, and orienting the head and jawline properly.

Being able to pick-up on, and convey, non-verbal cues can be highly valuable to the outcome of your case. This ability also helps clients, who may unintentionally be omitting information during their explanations that the attorney can then prompt for.

Choose a Men’s Rights Attorney With Effective Communication Skills

Communication skills can be the unspoken backbone of your legal case. Attorneys who carefully curate these skills can defend a man’s rights in family court with greater efficacy.

Communication skills and years of experience in divorce law, alimony, custody, asset division, and more are signs of an attorney that pursues resolutions beneficial for the men they serve.

The attorneys at SIEGELLAW take men’s rights seriously and will utilize our full set of skills to achieve the outcomes that you deserve.

Contact SIEGELLAW to schedule a consultation and learn more about your rights as a man in the family law system.

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