If you are facing the end of your marriage the best option is to hire a divorce lawyer. Divorce can be an emotional endeavor that is difficult to manage on your own. Hiring a San Diego divorce attorney to represent you with your best interests in mind will result in the most amenable outcome. In order to maximize your initial consultation there are three ways that you can prepare to meet with your San Diego divorce lawyer.
- Create A List of Questions – You likely have a lot of inquiries about your divorce and how the process works. Prepare yourself so you remember all of the questions you want to ask by creating a list. After giving the details of your situation you likely want to get an idea of the cost and the length of time the process will take. While there is no way to give you an assurance on either of these factors, your San Diego divorce lawyer should be able to provide you an idea. In addition to these general questions be sure to write down your specific questions regarding the details of your divorce including child custody, child support, division of assets including property and much more.
- Collect Your Personal Information – Coming into the initial consultation prepared with all of the personal information that your San Diego family law attorney will need will help you to efficiently manage your time. Examples of information needed include: contact information, employment details of both parties, social security numbers, children’s names and ages, and bank and credit card statements. All of your information will be kept completely confidential.
- Goals of Divorce – You know what would be the ideal outcome of your divorce and your San Diego divorce lawyer needs to know as well in order to help you achieve that goal. This may require some serious thought before contacting a lawyer. When assessing what you would like to obtain, whether it be regarding child custody or shared assets, know that the more reasonable your goals are the more likely you are to meet them.
While an initial consultation with a San Diego divorce lawyer will likely be free, that doesn’t mean it isn’t valuable. Being prepared allows you to get the answers to the questions you have that will allow you to make sure the lawyer is a good fit for your case. Prepare your information and contact the San Diego divorce attorneys of Dunne & Dunne for a free consultation today!