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The Role of Trust in the Attorney-Client Relationship: A Look Inside Márquez Law's Approach

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

Legal decisions have the potential to bring life-altering consequences. Whether you’re going through a divorce or undergoing custody disputes, the outcome of your case will impact your family relationships and finances for years to come.


One of the most important decisions you make is choosing a family law attorney you can trust to fight for the outcome you want. Yet this can also be one of the most difficult decisions you can make. So how do you choose the right attorney? And how do you know you can trust the attorney you’ve hired?


The Denver family law attorneys at Márquez Law understand the stress and uncertainty that accompany the decision to find a lawyer. To help individuals take on this challenge, we outline our firm's approach to building an attorney-client relationship, the importance of trust, and how to feel confident in the family law attorney representing you.


Understanding the Attorney-Client Relationship


The “attorney-client relationship” is a broad term. Generally, it refers to the overall level of trust, understanding, and cooperation that exists between an attorney and the client they represent.


However, beneath the surface, the attorney-client relationship encompasses many emotional and practical elements that aren't always easy to put into words. The quality of that relationship includes matters such as:

  • Trust that an attorney is honest

  • Belief that an attorney has your best interests at heart

  • Knowledge that an attorney is fighting for you instead of taking the easy way out

  • Sense of understanding and empathy from your attorney

  • Feeling that your attorney cares about your feelings

  • Knowledge that your attorney proactively works to alleviate your stress and fears

  • Feeling that your attorney is not judging or dismissing you

  • Feeling that your money has been well-spent

  • Confidence that you’ve made the right choice


Most legal situations bring some level of stress and uncertainty. When you’re dealing with family law issues like divorce, child custody, child support, and alimony, emotions run particularly high — and the outcomes your lawyer achieves for you will determine the structure and quality of your life long into the future.


It’s important to choose an attorney you trust, and yet trust is typically built over time. It can be difficult to assess from one consultation whether an attorney will really deliver the representation and support you’re looking for.


The Márquez Law Approach to Attorney-Client Relationships


At Márquez Law, we place the attorney-client relationship at the center of all we do. By outlining our attitudes and approaches toward our clients, we hope to alleviate uncertainty.


We also aim to help new clients feel confident that their initial first impression of our team is correct and only improves with time.


Below, you’ll find the core tenets by which we run our practice. Our clients know we mean every word and are completely committed to building a trusting, high-quality attorney-client relationship.


In particular, we highly value our client testimonials. These confirm that we truly do achieve our goal of delivering superior representation and empathic support to every client we serve.


Empathy


At Márquez Law, building trust in the attorney-client relationship begins with empathy. We don’t view the law as a profession; we view it as a vocation. We strive to use our legal knowledge to serve, helping alleviate fears and fighting to bring our clients the outcomes they deserve.


We see firsthand the fear, uncertainty, and stress that legal proceedings often inspire. Our goal is to help every client who comes to us feel understood and supported. We don’t have to work to feel empathy; it simply comes naturally to us.


Our attorneys are passionate about using their legal expertise to help improve the lives of our clients. We care about the issues you face and the concerns you carry, and we take the time to listen, validate, and walk with you through your legal challenges.


Efficiency


Efficiency is another of the guiding principles of Márquez Law. Legal proceedings often take time. But too often, attorneys delay meetings and push out court dates because they have other priorities or too many cases on hand.


We build trust with our clients by managing expectations up front. Our clients know that they won't have to put up with unnecessary delays and weak excuses. And in turn, our attorneys understand that there’s no faster way to lose a client’s trust than failing to live up to the expectations we’ve set.


We pride ourselves on achieving the results our clients want — and doing so efficiently. We focus on identifying strategies and solutions that serve our client’s best interests, protecting them from unnecessary expenses and delays.


Effectiveness


At Márquez Law, we deliver results. Ultimately, the best way to establish strong trust in the attorney-client relationship is to explain what we think we can accomplish and then deliver that outcome to our client.


Legal proceedings quickly become complicated and full of conflict. Our attorneys strive to develop strategies that reduce conflict and lead to efficient resolutions that leave our clients satisfied.


For instance, we know that in our role as attorneys, we have the power to have a significant positive impact on a client’s life. For that reason, we work hard to ensure that our attorney-client relationships have a lasting effect.


Honesty


Honesty is one of the most essential elements of building trust between an attorney and a client. At Márquez Law, we prioritize honesty from day one.


We’ll never sugarcoat the truth or lead you to believe we can secure a specific outcome.


We’ll explain your options in plain language and make sure you understand the pros, cons, and possible resolutions of the different paths available to you.


As attorneys, our role isn’t just to complete paperwork, undergo mediation, and represent you in court. It’s also to be your partner and guide through the world of legal proceedings.


We strive to be as straightforward and honest with our clients as possible. We’re not afraid to tell you the truth, even if it isn’t what you want to hear. We know that when clients aren’t properly informed, they can make decisions that go against their best interests.


Transparency


One of the most sensitive issues when it comes to trusting a new attorney is cost. Selecting a lawyer means placing your future and finances into their hands. This decision should never be a gamble, and you should never have to contend with hidden or unexpected fees.


We build trust with new clients by practicing fee transparency from the initial consultation onward, clearly explaining our fees, possible outcomes, and situations down the road that might result in further legal costs.


It is our primary goal to ensure that clients never feel taken advantage of or surprised by the costs of legal representation. And we do everything in our power to ensure that our clients view the cost of our legal services as money well spent.


Accessibility


A central element of building strong attorney-client relationships is accessibility and open communication. For instance, we

  • Make it easy for clients to contact our attorneys with questions or concerns

  • Prioritize open channels of communication

  • Proactively offer our clients updates about the state of their cases.


Our emphasis on clear communication does not end with accessibility, however. We also view ourselves as your partner in the legal process.


As we build a new relationship, we take the time to get to know our clients and for you to get to know us. We work to ensure that you clearly understand all options in your situation. And during negotiations and court proceedings, we ensure you’re clear on all aspects of the case so you feel confident, empowered, and involved in the legal process.


Speak with Our Denver Family Law Attorneys Today


The Denver family law attorneys at Márquez Law make a lasting difference in the lives of our clients. Our firm’s guiding principles of empathy, efficiency, and effectiveness work together to deliver the results our clients deserve — all while ensuring they have the quality care and emotional support they need to navigate challenging legal issues.


You can meet our attorneys and learn more about our firm by contacting Márquez Law and scheduling a free consultation with an experienced Denver family law attorney today.

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