The first thing that you need to do is relax. Remember that the Raleigh divorce attorney you hire is here to help you – not harm you. You need to be open and honest with your divorce lawyer so that they know all parts of the story so that they can best help you during your divorce and offer the best advice.
Know that when you make the appointment with your Raleigh divorce lawyer everything you say will be kept confidential. This includes everything from your name & why you are calling so do not get nervous giving away this information. If the attorney is not there to talk when you call in, do not be afraid to have them call you back because they will call from a blocked number and when you answer- they will ask if it is a safe or good time to talk.
You really don’t have to bring anything to your first appointment with a Raleigh divorce lawyer and most of the time people don’t bring anything. It is your attorney’s job to get net worth, income, and expenses, having these items: tax return, pay stubs, etc. may end up being a time saver. Then, if there is any evidence that your spouse has cheated, maybe a love note or tape — that will go a long way too.
Some Divorce attorney’s may meet you at a coffee shop or another location than there office if you request it. However, most of the time, clients will come to the lawyers office for the initial consultation. The best part is that going to a lawyer’s office is nothing like waiting at a doctors office. No old outdated magazines. No screaming children. No one will yell your name across a crowded room.
Here’s what you can expect: complete confidentiality, a minute or two wait time, new magazines, and you likely will not see anyone other than the attorneys — to keep clients unknown to each other.
Here are the main things that will be covered in the consultation meeting:
A Separation Agreement is a binding contract and usually the product of much negotiation and disclosure. If you are presented with a Separation Agreement, please have it reviewed by a Raleigh Divorce Attorney prior to signing. Contact The Law Corner at 919-424-8319 for more information or to schedule a consultation. In the meantime, please take advantage of the many North Carolina legal resources The Law Corner has made available to you so you may get the information you need to make the best legal decisions.
The Law Corner Divorce Attorneys in Raleigh can help explain the divorce process to you and help you with other divorce related issues including but not limited to, the following:
Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)
The Law Corner Attorneys help people all over Wake County to include the following areas: Knightdale, Wake Forest, Raleigh, Morrisville, Apex, Wendell, Zebulon, New Hope, Cary, Rolesville, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, and Garner.