Lawyer for child in the 1980s

It was my first real encounter with a lawyer. I had heard about them as a kid growing up but never met one in person. At the time my parents where going through a divorce, a concept that I knew little about. Myself and my sister where told that his lawyer was going to listen to us and be our voice. What I can say that this lawyer did little of both. She failed to listen to what we talked about and then did not represent it court. We where lucky that even though our parents where going through the divorce that they listened to us as kids. It was through our parents listening rather than the lawyer that our voice was heard. Hopefully the lawyers of the current generation are more skilled at working with children than the one we dealt with in the 1980’s.