The initial consultation - Your best weapon to avoid high fees.
I offer a free, no pressure, unlimited time, initial phone consultation. Within a few moments, you will have a better understanding of the process and likely outcome in your case. You will not be asked or pressured to sign with our office.
My office policy is that I would prefer you consider all of your options before retaining an attorney. You should talk to at least three lawyers before making a decision on how to best move forward.
Be mindful that I do not accept everyone that wants to hire me, so the initial talk is a great way for me to get idea about your case, understand your goals and objectives, consider your concerns and intent, and give you good advice (whether you eventually hire me or not). I generally do not offer representation to people that are needlessly unreasonable. Also, I discourage people that want to litigate for sport or for vengeance as those cases tend to get very expensive and perpetuate what could be avoidable damage to spouses and their families.
Once I have an initial discussion with my clients, I can advise your best course of action to best achieve your goals and objectives. Sometimes, its better strategy to put things on hold depending on the facts and circumstances of the case. Every situation, every family, every marriage is different.
I encourage you to take notes while we talk, and have a list of questions with you so that we cover all of your primary concerns. Knowledge is power in the family law process.
Some key information that you will receive in your initial consultation:
1. What the right moves are.
2. What the wrong moves are.
3. What the smart moves are.
4. Helpful tips on how to get started.
5. The likely outcome of your case.
6. Ways to avoid attorney's fees.
7. How long the case will take.
8. Advice regarding debt and support.
9. Advice regarding how assets are divided; and
10. How best to handle disagreements about custody.
All of these issues are important and will better set your expectations on what you should expect from the process. Call today for your free initial consultation.