First Steps in the Divorce Process

#1 – Ask Questions:  At this early stage, a short phone meeting with an attorney can be helpful as it will allow the attorney to gather information about your situation and provide you with answers to your general questions.  If we are able to assist you, we may ask you to sit down with us for an in-person meeting.  If we are unable to assist you, we may refer you to an attorney who can.

#2 – Initial Consultation:  During this meeting, we will review your situation in more detail, answer your questions and provide you with a clear road map of the process and the options available to help you reach a resolution (e.g. mediation, litigation or collaboration).  During our first in-person meeting, you will only need to bring your questions.

#3 – Moving Forward:  At this point you should have a good understanding of your legal rights and options.  You should also feel comfortable with us as we will, if we are retained, be representing your interests and working closely with you throughout the process.  You will then be able to decide how and when you wish to proceed.   

Be aware every situation is unique.  If you have questions about your individual situation, please contact an attorney.  This post should not be considered legal advice.