What Can I Expect During my Family Law Consultation?
Congratulations! By scheduling a free consultation with an experienced family law attorney at AZ Family Law Team, you are taking a huge step towards resolving your legal issues. It is not surprising that you may be feeling some trepidation about this meeting. It is our hope that, by providing you with information about our consultations, we can help alleviate a portion of this stress.
(1) Know the Facts
Most initial family law consultations take about an hour in time. Our attorneys appreciate that it takes time to familiarize ourselves with the details of your unique situation and therefore will never rush you through a consultation. Our goal is for us to leave with an understanding of the idiosyncrasies of your case and for you to leave with at least a general understanding of your legal rights and options. This may sound overwhelming, but you will be surprised how fast it goes.
(2) Prepare Emotionally
There are many ways in which you can prepare for a family law consultation. Perhaps the most important way in which you can prepare is emotionally. At AZ Family Law Team, we understand that issues related to family law matters are often associated with heightened emotions. Unfortunately, many of the questions we ask have difficult answers. Our attorneys are trained to navigate these scenarios with the utmost respect and sensitivity. However, it is important to understand that your attorney may ask about things that are difficult for you to discuss with others. Understand that it is normal to express feelings of anger or pain in these situations.
(3) Gather Documents
In addition to preparing emotionally for your consultation, it is important that you are prepared to review the details of your current family law matter. For divorce cases, it is important to come prepared with an accurate accounting of current income streams and any assets or debts that your or your spouse may have. In addition, your attorneys will request copies of any supporting documentation related to your case. This may include prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, divorce summons, an order of protection or domestic incident report.
(4) Understand Your Goals
On a final note, we at AZ Family Law Team strongly recommend that you spend time prior to your consultation reflecting on what you hope to achieve in your family law matter. How do you want to resolve your family law matter? What is your ideal outcome? Remember, that all information disclosed to an attorney in a consultation is confidential, so there is no risk to being honest and your attorney depends on complete and accurate information to help you best achieve your goals.
Call today to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney. Let us show you the difference that hiring the right attorney can make. Don’t hesitate to contact AZ Family Law Team today and take the first step towards resolving your family law concerns.