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May 26 2021

How to Prepare for Your First Consultation

Your consultation with an attorney at Atticus Family Law is the first step you can take to end the stress and anxiety your legal issues are causing. The tips below will help you prepare so you can get the most out of the time you spend at your consultation.

How to Prepare for Your Consultation

  1. A day before your Consultation, send us any relevant legal documents.

If you have received documents from the court or the opposing party’s attorney, please email or send them to us. If you already have a court order in place, please provide us with a copy. The attorney will take the time to review these items in advance to better advise you in the consultation.

  1. Notify us of any upcoming deadlines.

If you have any scheduled hearings or deadlines, please notify us prior to your consultation. Understanding the timing of your case is important so the attorney can recommend the best plan for you.

  1. Communicate all your questions and concerns.

The time you spend with the attorney at your consultation will be most effective if you identify the things you want to talk about ahead of time.

In preparation for your consultation, we will provide you with an Intake Questionnaire. Much like the clipboard at the doctor’s office, we use this questionnaire to gather information about your unique situation and what objectives we can help you achieve.

This amount of preparation ensures that you don’t leave the meeting having forgotten a question you wanted to ask. At the end of the consultation, we want you to feel that you have been able to share what matters most to you.

  1. Read our book.

This resource is offered to all current and future clients to share information about Divorce and Family Law, to communicate what it is like to work with AFL, and to offer some insights that can create a successful outcome to your case.

Though written for clients in Minnesota, those in Wisconsin will still find value in the information it offers. You can access this free book through our website’s home page or contact us to request a copy.

  1. Read the relevant articles on our blog.

Our blog addresses a multitude of family law topics, so you are likely to find several posts relevant to your situation. You can search for specific words or phrases on our main blog page. This information can provide answers and bring you peace of mind until you meet with the attorney.

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