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Understanding a consultation with a family law attorney.

Burton Law Firm Consultations Video

Video Transcript 

Question: What is the purpose of a consultation?

Answer: There are several reasons for a consultation with an attorney.  First, it is an opportunity for you to get to know the attorney that you are going to be hiring.  Do you like this attorney?  Do you communicate well with him?  Do you feel that he will help you meet the goals and expectations you have for your case?  Secondly, it is important that you talk about your case specifics with the attorney.  You need to know that you have a good case and that you’re going to be successful in bringing it before the court.  Lastly, it is important that you talk about the costs of service for the attorney.  Is this an attorney that you feel will prop[erly serve you at a rate that you are comfortable with?

Question: What types of cases does Burton Family Attorneys give consultation for?

Answer: At our firm, we give legal consultations for any matter involving your family.  This typically involves divorce, custody, parent time, paternity actions, adoptions, anything that impacts your family we are more than happy to talk to you about.

Question: Do I need to bring anything to a consultation? 

Answer: When you come for your consultation it’s important that you bring any documentation that will help the attorney understand your case.  This will typically involve decrees of divorce, court orders, or any petitions that you may have been served with.

Question: Can I bring a friend or family member with me to the consultation?

Answer: When you come for your consultation feel free to bring a family member or a friend to help support you in what you are doing.  But remember that support person should be just that, a person to support you.  As an attorney, I want to make sure that I understand what you want.  I want to make sure that you’re the one telling me your story so that I can understand what you need.

Question:  Can I bring my spouse with me to the consult if we are both in agreement with the divorce?   

Answer: People will quite often ask if they can come to a consultation with the spouse form whom they are seeking the divorce.  Although that is not common it does happen and we encourage it if its something that you think will help your divorce to be successful.  Remember that in that kind of a situation we can only represent one of the parties.

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