When meeting with an attorney for the first time in the divorce process, it is important that you receive candid advice to any questions or concerns that you may have. While your attorney may not be able to answer all of your questions during the initial consultation, your attorney should be able to provide you with guidance and insight. When preparing your list of initial consultation questions, here are five suggestions to add to your list:
- What information do you need from me?
To complete a divorce, a number of documents have to be collected. Ask your attorney to provide you with a specific list of documents and other information expected from you so that you can begin collecting all of the information that your attorney needs to complete your case.
- How long will the divorce process take?
Each divorce in Nebraska differs in the length of time it takes to complete, but it is still important for you to ask your attorney for a general expectation on how long your case will last. This will help you to make preparations for the pendency of your divorce.
- What are our first actions?
To make sure that you and your attorney start strong, ask your attorney what the first steps on your case will be—both for you and your attorney.
- What concerns do you have about my case?
Ask your attorney for an open and honest evaluation of your case. Specifically, ask your attorney if he or she has any concerns about your case that you may not have already mentioned.
- What style of attorney are you?
Every attorney is unique. Some divorce attorneys are more aggressive advocates, while others are more focused on dispute resolution. Make sure that your attorney fits the style that you expect in your attorney.
For over 40 years, your legal team at Koenig|Dunne has counseled clients in thousands of initial consultations, and we are here to ensure that your initial consultation provides meaningful answers to the questions that matter the most to you.