If you are moving toward a divorce, you might have plenty of worries, but meeting with your divorce attorney for the first time shouldn’t be one of them. In fact, there are certain things that you can expect at this meeting, and knowing what to expect can help. The right divorce attorney for you will put you at ease, will answer all your questions in a way that you understand, and will provide you with his or her best assessment of how your case is likely to proceed. If you are facing a divorce, consult with an experienced Schaumburg divorce lawyer today.
Your divorce attorney will need to know what brought you to him or her in the first place. Expect to tell your attorney your story and expect him or her to ask questions. In order to move forward with the legal process, your attorney will want to understand the facts involved and will want to hear what you have to say in your own words.
After you share your story and some financial details with your attorney, you can expect him or her to let you know how the divorce process works, to explain probable next steps, and to provide you with a basic idea about how long the process is likely to take.
Your attorney should carefully discuss your options with you in plain language that is easy for you to understand. He or she should talk to you about uncontested vs. contested divorce as well as about the option of mediation. The idea is to give you a clear idea about where you are at the moment and about the amount of effort it is likely to take to resolve the essential divorce issues and to finalize the matter. For example, if you and your divorcing spouse aren’t too far apart on the issues, you may be able to find common ground with the help of your respective attorneys’ negotiation skills. If, on the other hand, there is a seemingly unresolvable sticking point, it’s much more likely that your case will proceed to court.
Even if you aren’t asked to bring your financials with you to your first meeting with your divorce attorney, it’s a good idea to do so. The bulk of your divorce negotiations are based on financials, and such documents are critical to the process. Such documentation includes:
Every divorce is unique, and so is every attorney/client relationship. Nevertheless, there are some basics that apply across the board. Regardless of your divorce concerns, your divorce lawyer’s commitment, experience, and skill should help put you at ease. The dedicated Schaumburg divorce lawyers at Andrea Heckman Law are prepared to work closely with you on behalf of your rights and your case’s best possible resolution. Your case is important to us, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.
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