Information needed at your Divorce Attorney Meeting
In order to get the most value out of your initial consultation with a lawyer, you should bring as much information with you as possible. Primarily, if you have children, pay stubs are necessary because one of the first things I do in an initial consultation is compute what the child support payment would be. That would be something any party would be interested whether they are the payor or whether they’re receiving the funds from the payor spouse. Another thing that is helpful is background information such as your date of marriage, believe it or not some people don’t know that, and way you are married. We have an intake form. We fill-out that information. Anything else that you should bring would be anything that you’re concerned with the initial consultation, I try to alleviate the stress and anxiety of moving forward with the divorce so I’m very happy when people come in with a list of questions. That’s not necessary. It’s only if they feel that they have certain questions that they like answered and they that a list helps them ask the questions. They don’t have to bring questions. I can certainly go over the process of divorce and general outline of what happens in a divorce but sometimes that’s helpful.
This informational blog post was provided by Cynthia Hanley, an experienced Massachusetts Divorce Attorney.