What To Bring To Your Divorce Consultation

The Sampair Group offers free consultations which helps begin the divorce process. In order for an attorney to be fully established in a divorce there are certain documents and information that must be ready for the consultation.
By LawInfo
A divorce is a life changing event. Sometimes a divorce is amicable and sometimes it is contested. Either way, it is wise to hire an attorney with whom you are comfortable and who you trust to look out for your interests in the divorce settlement.
Your first meeting with an attorney is called a consultation. It is usually through this consultation meeting and reference checks that a person decides whether or not to hire an attorney. In order to make the best use of the consultation and to see if you like the attorney’s advice and style, it is useful to bring all of the relevant information concerning your divorce with you.
You do not need to worry about the attorney sharing confidential information even if you do not hire the attorney. The American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Responsibility, which have been substantially adopted in many jurisdictions, prevent the attorney from sharing information learned in a consultation except in limited circumstances if the information relates to a former client.
Since the information that you bring to the consultation is privileged, you should consider bringing the following types of documentation with you:

Any Legal Paperwork Related to the Separation or Divorce: If you have been served with any papers from your spouse or if there is already a formal separation agreement then it is important that you bring it for your attorney’s review.

Financial Information: The legalities of divorce have much to do with separating the marital assets. In order for your attorney to do so fairly and with your best interests in mind it is important for the attorney to know exactly what you and your spouse take in as income, have as assets, spend on expenses and have as liabilities.

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