When it comes to getting divorced, one of the first steps of the process will be an initial consultation with a divorce attorney. This is a meeting to help familiarize your attorney with your situation. A divorce is often a difficult and emotional process, but knowing what to expect can make things much easier. For example, coming to your initial consultation prepared can help get you and your attorney on the right track right away. Read on to learn more about the best ways to prepare for an initial consultation.

What information should I bring?

It is extremely helpful to bring the following documents to your initial consultation:

  • Recent pay stubs
  • Individual and business tax returns, W-2 forms, and 1099s
  • Recent bank statements

You may also want to bring a list of questions you have for your attorney as well as something to take notes with.

What will my attorney ask me?

Additionally, you should be prepared to provide the following information:

  • A brief history of the marriage
  • The length of the marriage
  • Background information about yourself, your spouse, and your children
  • Your immediate situation
  • Your intentions and goals regarding your situation
  • What information you are seeking from the consultation

The advice you may receive in a consultation can vary depending on the circumstances of the divorce.

Can I bring support?

It is no secret that divorce is not easy and it stirs up many emotions. It is because of this that it is crucial to have a support system on your side. This can involve bringing a loved one to your first meeting with an attorney. During this time, they can assist you by listening, asking questions, and taking notes to look back at later on. That being said, every state and attorney has different COVID-19 guidelines, so be sure to ask before bringing an additional person to your meeting. 

If you have any questions or concerns, our firm is here to help. We will advocate for you every step of the process. Reach out today to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.

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The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC understands the harsh implications of relocation can have on a child and his or her parents. When you have a contested relocation matter, it is important to have an experienced attorney to represent you in court. If you are faced with a relocation matter in Rockland County, contact The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC today to schedule a consultation.