Consulting with an attorney is never too early on in the process. Effective consultation with legal counsel helps you to make educated decisions and eliminate possible stumbling blocks-through your ability to achieve your objectives. Remember, consulting with an Austin divorce attorney doesn’t mean you ‘re going to be divorced; you might need information about the legal process regarding family law. A common issue I see is that clients wait too long to approach an attorney for legal advice and may have ended up with a better outcome if they were already aware of their choices. Checkout Family Law lawyer Crossville for more info.
How do I bring to initial consultation with me?
Because matters relating to family law can be very stressful, it is a good idea to write down any questions you have and bring them to the first meeting with you so nothing important is forgotten. Where available, you may also want to bring any documents relevant to your case-such as federal income tax returns, or documents related to your assets and debts. Please bring a copy to the consultation if you have signed a premarital agreement or any other type of property agreement before or during your marriage.
I only had divorce papers delivered. What is it that I should do?
You should retain a divorce attorney as soon as possible so they can provide legal advice about what has been requested and any scheduled hearings. Once your divorce attorney is retained, he will file a reply on your behalf.
My partner and I just want to appoint one lawyer for our divorce. Is it true, then?
Any lawyer does not represent both partners in Texas. Nor will the opposing party be given legal advice by a divorce attorney retained by one partner. Do any work to find out if your state requires one lawyer to represent you.
I realize I have to go to divorce mediation. Is this real, then?
Mediation is required in Travis, Williamson and Hays Counties before a final hearing in a family law case is held. A trained, neutral third-party acts in mediation as a facilitator for the settlement discussions between the parties and their respective attorneys. If an agreement cannot be reached during the mediation process, the parties may decide, through litigation, to resolve their questions.