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Preparing for your first Divorce Attorney Visit

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Jul 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is not uncommon for some individuals to feel uneasy or nervous about talking to a legal professional for representation. This is even the case many times when it comes to someone having to meet with their divorce attorney. Apollo beach residents should be made aware that there is nothing to be nervous about when talking to a lawyer, and if you are uneasy about the whole situation, there are some great steps to take to help ensure that an individual will be prepared and ready for their first few meetings with their legal professional.

Gathering Financial Documents and Tax Information

One of the most difficult aspects of dealing with a contested divorce is fairly dividing up the property and possessions of two individuals. One of the ways to help establish a fair value for each individual is to look at individual financial statements and tax records, and this is why these documents are very important to bring to a divorce attorney. Apollo beach residents should also be made aware that if children are involved and child support is required from both parents, these financial records will also help determine a fair amount each parent should be contributing.

Don't Forget to Ask Questions!

No one ever said that the legal proceedings of a divorce was going to be an easy process, but one way people feel more comfortable is explaining any questions they might have about the process to their divorce attorney. Apollo Beach residents are encouraged to ask questions when meeting with their legal professional. It may be beneficial to some individuals to write down any and all questions they may have thought about while preparing to meet their divorce attorney. Many people often have questions after their meeting with their lawyer, and call back or set up another meeting for these questions which is not the best use of time for either the individual seeking help with a divorce and the legal professional.

*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*

About the Author

Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...

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