How Should I Prepare for My Consultation with a Family Law Attorney?
You are to be commended for having taken a large leap forward in attempting to resolve your family law issues by setting up a complementary initial meeting with one of the friendly Phoenix family law attorneys who make up AZ Family Law Team. We understand that you might be experiencing some apprehension and anxiety about your upcoming meeting. With that in mind, we are offering the following preparatory advice for you to help you to ready yourself for your initial consultation with a family law lawyer.
(1) How Long Will My Initial Consultation Take?
In our experience, the average initial consultation with a family law lawyer will last for an hour or so. As the qualified, experienced Phoenix family law attorneys comprising AZ Family Law Team, we know that we must have adequate time to inform ourselves about the nuances of your individual family law case. For that reason, we promise not to hurry you through your initial consultation. By the end of the consultation, we strive to have achieved a complete awareness of the ins and outs of your particular family law case. Additionally, we sincerely hope that you will leave our initial meeting with, at a minimum, a broad comprehension of your own legal options and rights. While some of this information might seem overwhelming to you right now, we predict that you will feel amazement at how quickly your initial consultation flies by.
(2) Be Ready to Discuss Emotional Matters with Your Attorney
As Phoenix family law attorneys, we at AZ Family Law Team know that most family law issues will bring up many different types of strong emotions. We want to make sure that you are emotionally ready to discuss these with us. We understand that we will have to ask you some difficult questions that may be tough to answer. We promise to pose these questions to you with the highest amount of sensitivity and respect for you as an individual. You should be ready to answer difficult questions or discuss things that you have never talked about with other people. We know that you might feel the need express your emotions when you are consulting with us. Therefore, if you display feelings such as (but not limited to) pain or anger during our meeting, we will expect this and handle it with grace and compassion.
(3) Collect Your Records and Documentation
In preparing for your initial consultation with a Phoenix family law attorney, you must collect all documentation that you currently have pertaining to your case. You should bring with you any orders or documentation that you have received from the court. If you are seeking a divorce, you must bring any documentation you have of the income, assets and debts of yourself and/or your partner. Your family law lawyer will be requesting additional documentation to support and present your case. Some of the records he or she might ask you to bring include your summons of divorce, any postnuptial or prenuptial agreements you may have, as well as any documentation of domestic incidents or violence and copies of orders of protection, if you possess any.
(4) Think About What You Wish to Achieve
Before your initial consultation with one of our family law attorneys at AZ Family Law Team, we ask you to think about what you wish to achieve regarding your case in family law. What would be your optimal outcome? What resolution do you desire? Also make sure that you are prepared to be completely honest with your family law attorney, as he or she will require full, truthful and exact information about your case in order to fully and effectively assist you in achieving your desired goals.
Contact AZ Family Law Team today to set up an initial consultation, at no cost to you, with a Phoenix family law lawyer. We will prove to you that hiring us will greatly improve your chances of achieving your desired resolution in your case. By calling us now, you are taking a giant leap towards the complete resolution of the family law case you are bringing to us.