Tip 8 Fight the good fight, not the dumb fight.
This is along the lines of Tip 7. Is the ultimate goal a reasonable goal with any chance of success? A good lawyer should give candid advice on the probability of success. When possible, a cost-benefit approach will help this appraisal. Conversely, always giving in to unreasonable demands is a terrible idea in a divorce. Appeasing the unreasonable spouse is like feeding rats – they will always come back for more. Sometimes the bare-knuckles courtroom brawl is the best way to solve this problem.