Friday, November 26, 2021

Interviewing Attorneys? What to Know and What to Bring to a First Meeting

Interviewing attorneys can feel like a daunting task. What documentation do you need and what is important information for the attorney to know?

Preparing for your meeting is a good first step (see a related article here for tips), but in your first meeting the attorney will likely ask you a series of questions to get the conversation started. We don't require account statements for each account or all of the evidence supporting your case at the first meeting, however we will need enough information to know where potential problems may arise. 

For a custody case, we will need to see any prior court orders and will need as much information is possible to determine if action should be taken.

If you don't know what your marital estate looks like, we can engage in a process called financial discovery while a divorce is pending to obtain account statements and information to determine the size of the marital estate.

The attorneys at Breitmeyer Cushman PLLC focus their practice exclusively on family law and related matters. For specific questions or to schedule a consultation, call our office at (313) 962-4600.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021