Preparing for Your Family Law Consultation

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Experienced Attorneys That Work With You

An experienced attorney is trained to apply the law to the facts of your particular situation, and to work with you to get the best results possible. If you have reached the point where you are considering contacting a family law attorney, the next step will be to prepare for your initial consultation.  After you have made an appointment for your initial consultation, create a list and/or timetable of the significant events in your family law case.

To Prepare, Gather The Following

In preparing for your initial consultation, gather as much information and/or documentation as possible to provide to your attorney.  In order to assist your attorney, do your best to gather the following information:

When discussing the facts of your case with your attorney, it is imperative for you to be forthcoming and honest.  If your attorney doesn’t know all the facts of your case, he or she will not be able to be as effective as possible when representing you.  The other important thing to keep in mind in preparing to meet with your attorney is to make a list of questions, so you do not forget to ask those questions that really matter to you.  During the consultation, if you do not understand anything that it being discussed, it is important to ask the attorney for clarification, or further explanation.  It is important for you to understand everything that is going on in your case, so that you can make the best decisions possible.