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Making the most of your initial divorce consultation

Meeting with an attorney to discuss your potential divorce can be intimidating, so it is important that you are as prepared as possible.

First, you will need to get yourself emotionally prepared to discuss some of the most difficult and personal areas of your life. Know that it is ok to be upset and that the attorney understands this is a sensitive topic. Remember that your conversation is confidential and you can relax in knowing that you can be honest and upfront with them.

Organization is the next area to focus on to ensure that the attorney has the necessary information needed to help point you in the right direction. It helps to bring with you any legal documentation whether that be a prenuptial agreement or a divorce summons you were recently served with. Having a list of what types of assets, debts, and income of each party involved can be extremely helpful.

Try to come to your appointment with an idea of what outcome you are expecting is crucial for the Attorney to assess your case more accurately. Specifically, our attorneys can advise you of Oklahoma law and what to expect from the different judges in your county. This will help them foresee the direction your case may be heading from the beginning and in return will better prepare the both of you.

Lastly, remember that your initial consultation is an opportunity for you to get to know the Attorney and make sure they are a good fit for you. Do not be afraid to question the Attorneys experience and direction they intend on taking your case. Making notes ahead of time will help you stay on track and ensure that all of your questions and concerns are covered. Contact Allen & Mills, PLLC to set your initial meeting!

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