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How to Prepare For Your Initial Divorce Consultation in Illinois

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DuPage County divorce lawyerMaking the decision to divorce your spouse is a huge step. In many cases, making that decision takes months, if not years, to solidify and begin the process. One of the first steps in the process is to find a divorce attorney who can help you accomplish your goals in your divorce. Before you hire just any attorney, however, you would be wise to set up initial consultations with any lawyers you are considering working with. An initial consultation is a way for you to meet the attorney, ask questions, get to know your attorney, and discover how they can help you and what they can provide during your divorce. Many people getting a divorce find the process of hiring an attorney to be intimidating, but as long as you are prepared, your consultation can be a productive one.

Make Sure You Come Prepared

When you go to a divorce consultation, you are in control. You will get the most out of your divorce consultation if you bring information to the meeting. The more information you are able to bring, the more productive your consultation will be. You should try to bring basic information about your financial situation, like recent pay stubs and tax returns. If you and your spouse have a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, you should bring that. You should also be prepared with basic information about you, your spouse, and your children, along with things like the date you were married and the date you and your spouse began your separation.

Ask About the Attorney’s Experience and Fees

An important thing to ask the attorney about is their experience handling divorce cases and how much they charge for the average case. You should be looking for an attorney who has experience dealing with the types of issues that you may be facing, such as divorcing as a business owner or dealing with divorces involving domestic violence.

Start to Think About What Type of Divorce You Want

Many divorce lawyers will offer multiple ways that you can complete your divorce process, including an uncontested divorce or a litigated divorce. You should think about the approach that would work best for you and your family. At Goostree Law Group, we offer a variety of unique solutions to any issues you may encounter during your divorce.

Contact Our Naperville, IL Divorce Lawyers For a Consultation

If you have been thinking about getting a divorce, your first step is to discuss your case with an attorney who is knowledgeable and trained in Illinois divorce law. At the Goostree Law Group, we have helped numerous clients through various types of divorce and family law situations. To schedule a free consultation with one of our DuPage County divorce attorneys, call our office today at 630-364-4046.

 

Sources:

https://goodmenproject.com/divorce/divorce-consultation-checklist-questions-you-need-to-ask-before-hiring-your-divorce-attorney/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/catherineschnaubelt/2019/03/01/preparing-for-divorce-first-get-organized/?sh=567d0d925926

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