Ending a marriage isn’t easy for anyone. For many, going to see a divorce attorney for the first time is overwhelming and, quite frankly, terrifying. You are making a major commitment to change your whole life. A good, experienced divorce attorney can make all the difference. It can make the process easier and save you time, money, and further hassle. Think of your first meeting with a divorce attorney as the first step in resolving the problem and moving on to a new chapter in your life.
There are typically three general mind frames people are in when they go see a divorce attorney for the first time. The first involves people who are thinking about divorce and want to get information. The second involves spouses who agree to file a divorce and are working on a resolution together. The third involves a spouse who has been served with divorce papers and needs answers on how to move forward. Though there may be three general mind frames, each and every situation is unique, and the necessary depth of information will vary depending on which situation you are in.
When you meet with your attorney, try to be as open and honest as possible. Your attorney is there to help you, and speaking openly will help you get the best result possible. It is a safe space where your communications are confidential. Your attorney needs to know about you and why you are getting a divorce. This helps flesh out the complete picture of your marriage. Your life together as a couple, as it has been, matters when sorting out how to divide up assets and how a divorce judgment could come out.
Here is a list of items you should locate before your first interview:
Don't put off seeing an attorney just because you cannot find all these items yet. You can supplement information as you find records and documents.
If you are thinking about divorce or are starting the process for divorce, contact Wolfe Legal Services today for a free consultation at (614) 263-5297, or fill out the online form. Our compassionate Columbus divorce lawyers are here for you every step of the way to get you moved on to a brighter, happier future.