Mostly I want somebody that actually cared about what was going on. I hate to say it, but more bang for your buck kind of deal too as well. I mean, he’s a pretty good guy all around. I don’t look at him just as an attorney. I look at him as my friend kind of. Things were happening in the other home that I didn’t know how to approach and I needed legal counsel for that. If I had approached it my way, I could have maybe got in trouble or overstepped a boundary I didn’t need to overstep. I needed help with that. I got to looking online, I saw his book and the title of it caught me. So yeah, it was mostly the book. He’s a great guy to work with. He’s really down to earth and he asks the questions that you don’t even know you need to answer yet. Do you know what I mean?
Having to come to terms with, I needed to do this now because I put it off and put it off. I didn’t want to face the fact of, “Okay, I need to step up and fight for my daughter.” I didn’t know how or that I needed to really do that yet. Talking with Rick, he more or less made me see that I needed to pull off the Band-Aid and not to be nice about it. That it needed to be done because it was in the best case for the child.
That goes back to the first time I saw him for marital reasons. He was more about trying to fix the marriage than actually try to go through with a divorce and be my attorney for that. He was there trying to help me mend it first before that pushed on and ended up working out. Helping me to negotiate terms, child support amount, stuff like that, and visitation and what to push for, what not to push for yet. I didn’t know any of that. I’d say that would be a good reason to go to Rick.