We want you to get the most benefit out of your consultation as possible. To better assist you, we’ve assembled this checklist of suggestions to help you prepare for your consultation:

  • Research information regarding the family law issues that are involved in your case (custody, child support, spousal support, property division, etc.)
  • Compile a list of specific questions about your situation.
  • Gather some preliminary financial information and documentation, such as:
    1. last two years of tax returns, including W-2’s, 1099’s, etc.;
    2. last two months of paycheck stubs for yourself and your spouse (if applicable or accessible).
  • Gather any documents that have been previously prepared, assembled, or filed (by you or your spouse) for your case, such as:
    1. court pleadings (any documents filed with the court related to your case);
    2. financial disclosure documents,
    3. journals, calendars, or spreadsheets related to custody or finances.
  • If appropriate, speak with your spouse to see if they are open to mediation, guided legal consulting for a DIY case, or some other cooperative approach to resolving your divorce. If so, ask if they would like to attend the consultation with you.