We're looking forward to your upcoming domestic consult. In order to make the most of your visit, we recommend your bring the following items to your meeting:
- A List of Questions - Don’t be afraid to have a list of questions you would like to ask, we want to answer them all. This should include questions about your case, questions about the attorney you are considering hiring, potential costs of your family court matter and expected timelines.
- Financial Information - Your attorney will ultimately need things like pay stubs, tax returns and a list of assets and debts for all parties involved. Try to bring at least three months’ worth of pay-stubs and three years of tax returns from you and your spouse to the divorce consultation. Don't have access to these documents as they're in possession of the other spouse? Don't worry, we will help address this issue. Just bring what you have.
- Prenups, Birth Certificates, and Other Legal Documents - Legal paperwork that relates to your marriage can be incredibly useful in your consult. Examples include and prenuptial agreements, birth certificates or birth information for children, and documents from any prior legal proceedings involving your spouse or children,
- Any evidence you want the attorney to review - Perhaps you have incriminating videos, photos, letters or social media posts that relate to your marriage and divorce. If so, it's important to bring those to your consult so that the attorney can advise you on what role they will play in how the case moves forward and can advise you on what further evidence might be required.
- Plenty of time - Try to schedule your consult at a time when you won't be rushed. While fitting a consult in during your lunch hour might seem like a great idea, you want to make sure you have plenty of time to get all of your questions answered and fully understand your options.