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What To Expect From Your Initial Consultation With A Divorce Lawyer

Having a productive first divorce consultation can help you gain insight into how to approach your unique divorce case as well as provide you with a better understanding of the road ahead. During this initial consultation, a divorce attorney will learn the details of your current circumstance and in turn will layout the framework for your options in pursuing a divorce. Afterward, you can reflect on your situation with a clear understanding of what lies ahead prior to deciding on if and how you would like to proceed. Prior to your initial divorce consultation, it is a good idea to gain an understanding of what to expect in order for you to get the most out of your time speaking with a divorce lawyer.

Get Informed

Every circumstance is unique, and a productive initial divorce consultation gives you the opportunity to discuss your divorce issues, get answers to your questions about divorce, and envision what your future post-divorce may look like. Some of the common issues involved in a divorce that you may want to discuss during your initial consultation include the dividing of assets and liabilities, child custody and parenting plans, child support, and spousal support.

This is also the time to educate yourself on your options for divorce. Sometimes taking a divorce to court is unavoidable. However, if the divorcing couple doesn’t foresee a lot of conflict or issues there are other avenues for out-of-court divorce settlements that you can discuss during your consultation. Collaborative divorce and mediation typically cost less than litigation in court and they are worth discussing with a divorce lawyer to see if they are suitable options for your situation.

Form A Game Plan

Once you’re informed about your unique case and armed with valuable information from your initial consultation you can come up with a game plan on how to best move forward with your divorce. Many individuals leave their initial consultation with a lot to think about including an estimate of what the cost of their divorce may be, an understanding of important documents they need to obtain and organize, and how to reduce the impact a divorce will have on their children. Understanding what lies ahead in divorce gives those considering it the time to plan and prepare prior to moving forward. This makes for a much more efficient and less stressful divorce process.

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Get To Know The Divorce Lawyer

It is important to feel comfortable and confident that the lawyer representing you understands your goals and can help you reach them. There is no better way to learn about an attorney’s demeanor, personality, and approach than meeting and speaking with them. You may find it useful to prepare questions prior to your consultation to ask the attorney about his or her experience, fee structure, and anything else you deem important to your situation. You may also want to get to know if the attorney specialized in a particular type of divorce processes such as out-of-court mediation or in-court litigation to make sure this aligns with how you see your case progressing. Since divorce impacts many aspects that will shape your future, it is of utmost importance that the lawyer representing you is someone you trust.

Make An Educated Decision

Going to an initial divorce consultation does not necessarily mean that you will file for divorce. You may come away from it deciding that you want to take another look at your marriage and try to repair your issues. You may also feel that you need more time to evaluate the decision. The initial consultation is intended to help you answer questions you have about divorce and learn about what the process entails so you can make an educated decision on how you want to proceed.

If you ultimately decide that you want to pursue a divorce, make sure you are adequately informed and understand what you need to do to proceed. If you aren’t comfortable moving forward and still have questions, then talk to an additional divorce lawyer or schedule a subsequent appointment. You must understand your divorce issues in order to make the best decisions for the future of you and your family.

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Modern Family Law’s team of experienced divorce lawyers takes a compassionate approach to the practice of family law. Using innovative technology to create an effective and efficient process for our clientele, our attorneys approach each case as a collective effort to find the best long-term solutions for each family. For more information please give us a call or fill out a short form online to sign up for a free consultation today! Let us make a positive difference in your life.

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