When meeting with your lawyer, it is crucial to make the most of that time. In order to do so, being prepared is the best way to have an efficient consultation.
Before you initial meeting with your family law attorney, it is important to gather necessary documents and information to bring with you. Here are a few items to consider bringing to your first meeting with your lawyer:
You should provide a lawyer contact information for you and your spouse. This includes home address, work address, employer’s name and address, mobile phone number, work phone number, fax number and email address.
In addition to learning about your background and purpose for seeking legal counsel, you will need to provide your lawyer documents for further information and evidence to help make your case. Here are a documents you should provide:
Financial Documents (loans, bank statements, income tax returns, wills, trusts, investment accounts, retirement savings, real estate documentation, estate planning documents)
Debt information (list of debts, mortgage statements, personal loan statements, car loans or lease information)
Legal Documents (pre- or postnuptial agreements, protective orders, information pertaining to your children including birth certificates)
List of questions pertinent to your case
Basically, any relevant information as to why you are seeking a divorce. For example, if there is abuse, bring photos, hospital bills and police reports.
In order to have an efficient consultation with your estate planning attorney, it’s important to know what to expect and what to bring with you. During the first few meetings, you and your attorney will discuss your finances, family, goals and concerns. Below is a list of documents to bring with you to help the process go smoothly.
When meeting with your real estate attorney, you will want to bring any relevant documents pertaining to your case. Here are a few documents you will want to present to your attorney during your consultation:
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