Choosing an attorney is a very important decision if you are considering legal action or have legal questions. It can be nerve-wracking if you’re not sure what to expect or how to prepare. The following tips can help you have a successful consultation when you first meet with an attorney:
- Tell your story. A consultation is a time for you to tell the attorney your issues and concerns. Every person has different wants and needs when they meet with an attorney. In telling your story, remember to convey key events, dates, places, people and most importantly your specific issue.
- Prepare to listen. After hearing your story, the attorney will discuss possible options and thoughts on your specific matter. During this time, make sure you carefully listen to what the attorney says. Certain things the attorney tells you may be exactly what you want to hear; however, other things may not sit right with you. Make sure you ask questions if you do not understand what the attorney says during the consultation.
- Bring relevant documents. Relevant documents are key to helping the attorney better understand your specific issues and concerns. Paperwork can also help fill in any gaps in your story and build a visual timeline. Specifically, gather and bring financial documents to your consultation such as, bank statements, pay stubs, tax returns, investment information and information about your property. If applicable, bring any former court documents or contracts.
- Finding the right fit. During the consultation, it is important to convey your story and listen to the attorney, but it’s even more important that you and the attorney are the right fit. Ask yourself if the attorney answered your questions, how you felt after the consultation and how you were treated by the attorney and the support staff.
The attorneys at the Family Law Group, LLC, are here to help you with your legal questions or concerns. Our goal is to help you map a route through life’s journey. If you are considering legal action or have legal questions, contact us for a consultation today at (719) 687-2328.