What preparations are needed for my initial consultation? What should I bring with me?


Your first meeting is a chance for your attorney to get to know you and your situation, and for you to get to know your attorney. It is also the time to get some advice on any immediate issues, and discuss long term strategies. You can prepare by writing down any questions you might have, compiling any documentation you feel is pertinent to your divorce, and creating notes that include a chronology and summary of the events that have led to the separation. While bringing documents is not necessary, it may help to bring recent tax returns, bank statements pay stubs, important e-mails and letters, and other similar documents. You can also contact your attorney’s office and ask for a list of what else to bring to the meeting.