Now that you’ve scheduled your attorney consultation, you may be wondering what to bring to your meeting to make the most of your time with your attorney. At your appointment, your attorney will guide you through questions about the many issues that will need to resolved in your divorce or family law matter and will listen closely to your answers and the information you share. Your attorney will work with you to form a strategy for moving forward.
To help your attorney best understand your matter, certain documents can be helpful to bring with you to your consultation appointment. These include:
– Last year’s tax returns;
– Last 3 pay stubs;
– Any and all prior court orders, including:
- restraining orders,
- temporary support or custody orders, and
- previous final judgments of divorce;
– Prenuptial or Post-nuptial agreements; and
– Any documents that you think are important for your attorney to review at this first meeting.
If any of these documents are difficult to obtain, there is no need to worry. Your attorney will still be able to help you. If you are having difficulty obtaining any financial documents because your spouse/former spouse is withholding certain financial records, your attorney will be able to advise you on how the courts can order your spouse to provide access.
Your attorney will become a pivotal part of your life as you work together to resolve your matter and create a stable and strong future. What else can you prepare for your first meeting? For easy tips, please read 5 Steps to Getting the Most from Your Attorney Consultation.