Family Lawyer Lake Forest, IL
If you have scheduled a consultation with a Lake Forest, IL family lawyer employed by our firm, you may have questions about how to prepare for our first meeting. Please know that this discussion will allow you to have your questions answered, be they about the divorce process, your unique circumstances and/or our firm’s approach to representation. As a result, one of the most beneficial things you can do when preparing to meet with a Lake Forest, IL family lawyer is to write any and all questions you have down as they occur to you. That way, you can refer to them during our discussion and will not be pressured to remember them without a reference. Writing down questions is a relatively straightforward way to prepare for your consultation. But is there anything else you can do to ensure that your consultation is as efficient and comprehensive as you hope it might be? The answer to that question is, “Yes, indeed!”
Divorce: Preparing for an Initial Consultation
One of the most important elements of your divorce process involves dividing your marital property. In order to ensure that our team can craft a strategy designed to obtain a fair divorce settlement on your behalf, we need to understand what kinds of assets you and your spouse possess. If you can make a list of all of your financial accounts, retirement accounts, real property, intangible assets, and valuable personal property, that will serve as a helpful starting off point for a discussion related to your property division settlement.
Similarly, if you and your spouse have children, it will be helpful for us to know how you envision your child custody situation progressing. Do you have any idea of what kind of custody arrangement would best serve your child’s best interests? Are you and your spouse on the same page about this arrangement or do you have fundamental differences in regards to your custody arrangements? Writing down any thoughts you may have on this subject will be helpful as we discuss child custody matters.
Finally, if you can write down any thoughts you have about your needs and priorities as your divorce process progresses, that will also be helpful. A Lake Forest, IL family lawyer will be best positioned to successfully advocate on your behalf once we understand what you want and need out of the divorce process.
Legal Guidance Is Available
If you have not yet scheduled a consultation with a Lake Forest, Illinois family lawyer, please do not hesitate to do so today. Consultations are confidential and risk-free, as they do not obligate you to take any action whatsoever. All these initial conversations are designed to accomplish is that your questions are answered and that you are empowered to make an informed decision about your legal situation moving forward. Certainly, if you decide to file for divorce or otherwise need legal support and guidance moving forward, the team at Hurst, Robin & Kay, LLC would be happy to assist you. But the consultation itself is risk-free, so please do not hesitate to connect with us today. We look forward to taking your call.