When you are finally decided to end your marriage, the first thing that you need to do is to talk to a lawyer. It is important that you go through the process of divorce consultation before you take any legal step. It must be noted that anything you do involving the courts has the capacity to change your life. Hence, you need to be careful in all legal dealings that is why there is a great need to visit a divorce lawyer for consultation as soon as possible. Below are the things that you have to do when it comes to consulting a legal professional with respect to divorce:
1. Ask honest questions.
This is the point where you need to orient yourself about the complete divorce process. Be honest in all the questions that you will ask the lawyer. There should be no pretensions in order to guarantee that you will get the right answers to your questions. Do not worry because once the lawyer-client relationship is established, all communications that you will make to the attorney will be privileged.
2. Bring necessary documents.
To make your meeting with the lawyer an efficient and effective one, make sure that you bring with you the documents that have something to do with the possible divorce proceeding. This includes the marriage contract as well as any other private agreements in writing that you have entered with your spouse. At the same time, you may also bring the registered titles of all the martial properties. These documents will give the divorce attorney an idea on what are the proper actions or petitions to be filed in court.
3. Be truthful in all statements.
As already mentioned above, there is a privilege communication for all communications made by the client to a lawyer. This means that the attorney cannot reveal any statements made by the client in confidence to him. When he does so, there is a violation of the Rules of Court and therefore, he can be made liable. As such, you have to be truthful in all the things that you will tell your lawyer. Do not be afraid for the said attorney cannot reveal it to anyone without the possibility of being held liable. When you are honest about the things that you will tell the lawyer, the latter can create a whole picture of the situation. This will enable him to think of strategies that will be beneficial on your part.
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Jeff Hughes, J.D.