What to Expect when you meet With a Divorce attorney for the Initial Consultation?
Often times, people put off consulting with a divorce attorney because they are afraid to hear what their options are or they are not ready to deal with their situation. This is the worst thing you can do for your divorce case. In a divorce proceeding, knowledge and familiarity with the process is the key to a successful outcome. Scheduling an initial consultation with a knowledgeable divorce attorney that is willing to take the time to explain the process and answer your questions, is one of the best ways to get through this difficult time.
Always remember that the attorney you are consulting with is on your side. I understand that you have probably never gone through this before, that you are scared, and that you are seeking information. During your consultation, I will give you information of the law as it applies to your case, work to identify the major issues, and attempt to provide you with a realistic assessment of your options. My goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
In order to assess your case and give you the information you need, I will need information from you. During your consultation we will dive into personal issues like the history of your marriage, what you think might have led to the divorce, your relationship with your children, and the status of your finances. Whatever you say to me during your initial consultation and throughout the attorney-client relationship is confidential. Do not be afraid to be honest – that is one of the most essential aspects of a successful attorney-client relationship. Remember – I am here to help you, not judge you.
Your initial consultation with a divorce attorney should be a safe place for you to get the information you need to better understand the process and to begin making sense of the confusion that you may be feeling. The more knowledge you have about the process and how it applies to your case, the more peace you will find to help get you through this difficult time
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