If you think – or especially if you know – that your marriage is headed toward divorce, time may not on your side. The sooner you can discuss your situation with a skilled divorce attorney, the better prepared you will be for the ensuing process. This is important because as you enter into the divorce proceedings, you need to know your legal rights and options.
In addition, it’s important to find out if the attorney you are meeting with is the right one to represent you:
- What is that attorney’s experience with divorce cases?
- Is the attorney Board Certified in Family Law?
- What is their billing structure?
- How long does the divorce process take?
- What could I be doing now to protect myself?
All information disclosed in an attorney-client consultation is confidential, and the more information you can provide up front, the better prepared your attorney will be to fight for your fair share of property, finances and child visitation. Bring whatever legal documents you can, including any prenuptial or postnuptial agreements. You should also be prepared to have open and frank discussions about the state of your marriage and any infidelity that might have occurred.
At Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, our hourly rates apply to divorce consultations, but the advice and guidance you get at this stage in your divorce will be invaluable as you proceed. We look forward to speaking with you about how to begin the process and how to prepare now in order to get the best outcome in the long run.
You can schedule your confidential divorce consultation at one of our three locations – Dallas, San Antonio or Frisco, Texas.