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Should I show texts to my lawyer?

You definitely want to consider carefully what texts you provide to your lawyer. Lawyers are typically paid according to an hourly rate and if you show up with 100 texts for your lawyer to review you can be sure that they are going to charge you for the amount of time it takes them to look at those texts and decide upon their importance to your case.

It also takes a significant amount of additional time for your lawyer to prepare your court documentation when they need to continually sort through tons of text messages to find the proper evidence that they want to provide to the judge.

Try to use your judgment to determine which texts from your spouse are truly important and what you are trying to prove by showing them to your lawyer.

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Oshawa, Concord, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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