- I need to talk to a lawyer about a family law matter.
To schedule a confidential consultation appointment to talk to an attorney regarding a separation, divorce or family law matter, call us today at (919) 803-6778 and we will schedule a consultation with you as soon as possible.
- I am not a client but just have one quick question about my divorce matter. Why do I have to schedule an appointment?
Our attorneys are available for office and telephone consultations with prospective clients. Prior to these consultations we ask that certain case-specific information be provided to our office. Due to the rules regarding confidentiality, ethics and legal conflicts we are unable to answer specific questions about your case without receiving this case-specific information about your matter beforehand. For example, if your spouse is our client it would not be right to give you legal counsel about your case. Also, in our experience, “one quick question” regarding separation, divorce or a family law matter usually leads to follow-up questions and uncovers other issues that need to be addressed. Because every situation is different, the lawyer may need to ask you questions to give you appropriate advice. To make sure all your legal questions get answered, we schedule confidential consultation appointments with anyone seeking answers to legal questions, be it “one quick question” or a dozen.
- I am thinking about separating from my spouse but I do not know what the process is or where to start. I need legal information about separation and divorce. Can you help me?
The best time to talk to a lawyer about separation, divorce or other family law matters is before any action has taken plan. Careful planning can make the process easier. We are happy to explain how separation and divorce work to those who have not yet begun the process. The family law attorney will ask questions specific to your family situation and advise you on particular things that you should think about given the facts of your specific case.
- What do I need to bring to my consultation appointment with my lawyer?
Information is power. The more information we have, the better advice we are able to provide to you about your case. We ask that you bring any court papers you have. If you have questions about child support, child custody, visitation, post-separation support, separation agreement, alimony, equitable distribution or property division, please bring recent pay stubs and a list of your assets, bank accounts, and debts. This will give the attorney valuable information and save time and money. We also recommend that you bring in a list of specific family law or divorce questions you want answered during your consultation. Many people are overwhelmed just from meeting with an attorney and they may forget to ask an important question. Writing a list can help ensure that the lawyer addresses everything that is important to you during your initial meeting.
- I was served with court papers. What do I do now?
The last thing you want to do it ignore the court documents or procrastinate before seeking legal counsel about what your rights and options are. First of all, read the court papers carefully and look for any upcoming hearing dates. Whether you have an lawyer or not, you do not want to miss a court date. Then, call us at (919) 803-6778 to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our attorneys. The attorney will explain what the court papers mean, what needs to be done next (and when), and what you need to do to protect your interests. Do not wait to call a lawyer. Certain legal deadlines may be missed and you may face serious consequences. Meet with an experienced family law attorney so you and your family are protected.
- What areas of law does your law firm handle?
We handle divorce and family law matters including, but not limited to, divorce, separation, mediation, child custody, child support, visitation, post-separation support, alimony, property distribution, equitable distribution, domestic violence, alienation of affection, criminal conversation and domestic violence restraining orders.
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