What to Expect During Your First Meeting with a Family Law Attorney

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When a couple gets married, no one ever thinks about the possibility of needing a divorce lawyer. But times change, people grow apart, and rifts form that can’t be closed. When this is the case, it’s often the family law attorney’s job to help them through the divorce process.

When you decide to meet with a divorce attorney, the first meeting will provide a lot of guidance for the rest of the process. In order to get what’s fair for you, there will be a lot of questions and a lot of discussion about what you want. Here are a few things to expect at your first meeting:

The Details

One of the main goals in your first meeting is for your divorce lawyer to get to know you. They’ll ask questions about you, your spouse, your children, and your home life. Your divorce lawyer will gain insight into the reasons for the separation. He or she will also have a better understanding of your position.

The Finances

Money is one of the main causes for divorce. It’s also one of the main sources of conflict during the divorce process. Having your financial information, such as pay stubs, tax returns, and bank statement, with you will help speed up the process.

The Questions

Your divorce lawyer will have a lot of questions for you, but you will no doubt also have a lot of questions for your divorce lawyer. Prepare your questions beforehand. Your questions could be as basic as how much they charge or as complex as questions about the legal process and how the divorce might affect you.

The most important thing to expect when you meet with your family law attorney for the first time is that there will be a lot of questions, but the answers are only between the two of you. Talk with your divorce lawyer openly and honestly, and they’ll be able to better serve you.

At Wilson Law Firm, we know that divorce can take its toll on you and your family. Our family law attorneys will work hard to make the process as smooth as possible while ensuring you are treated fairly.


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