The consultation is a private meeting with one of our lawyers in which you may have your questions answered about a particular family law issue, explain your circumstances to one of our attorneys, and learn about the legal options we believe may be available to you.
There are many reasons to have a consultation with a family law attorney. It is not uncommon for people to find themselves in the midst of a family-related dilemma of one kind or another before, during or after a marriage, in which it is helpful to have the advice and guidance of a family law attorney.
Most commonly, the need for a consultation arises because a problem has arisen within an existing marriage. In the consultation, the problem can be discussed and the attorney can try to answer questions about potential remedies and rights relating to the problem. Sometimes, the problem must result in a divorce, and we may be hired by you to represent you throughout that process. Other times, your consultation with us may result in a referral to a qualified therapist or counselor, or another professional qualified to help resolve the problem.
Sometimes the problem in question relates not to an existing marriage, but to an anticipated one in which a prenuptial or premarital agreement is being considered. In other situations, the problem involves issues that have arisen regarding an existing divorce decree, and the need to make modifications or to enforce it, and sometimes people in happy, existing marriages wish to negotiate post-nuptial agreements in order to reach concrete agreements on aspects of their marriage in the event of a future divorce or the death of a spouse.
For all of these reasons and more, you may wish to meet with a family law attorney for a consultation to discuss your particular problem or issue. Please call us and we will be happy to be of assistance to you.