Divorce and custody matters are extremely stressful situations. The best way to stay calm is by preparing yourself with as much information as possible.
When setting up a consultation with a divorce attorney, a staff member from the attorney’s office will run a conflict check to ensure that there is no pre-existing reason that would prevent that attorney from representing you in your family law matter. For example, if the attorney you are meeting with represented your ex at any time, that would be a conflict. As long as there are no conflicts, you will be contacted to set up an appointment for a consultation.
At your consultation, you should be prepared to discuss the circumstances of your case. This part of the process is simply a conversation between you and a potential attorney. You should be the one doing the majority of the talking at the initial consultation, and the attorney should be listening to you and taking notes. The attorney will also be asking you questions to make sure they have all of the necessary information about your situation.