10 Tips for a Successful Consultation

Consultations with a lawyer are important, so we wrote this guide. You might start with our video on what will happen in a divorce or family law case:

Here are our Tips to help you ensure that your consultation is successful and that your time is well-spent.

1. Attend Alon

2. Tell the Attorney the Whole Truth

  • Don’t leave out facts because they are embarrassing or because you fear being judged.
  • An attorney can't help you if they don't know what is really going on in your life.
  • Attorneys may improperly evaluate your case without full information. In order to accurately access your legal issues, attorneys need full disclosure from you regarding anything that is relevant to your case.

3. Do Your Homework

4. Communicate With the Attorney Before Your Appointment

  • Be sure that you communicate with the attorney prior to your appointment if you have specific questions. Sending a list of questions is helpful.
  • If you have any lingering questions, feel free to call or email the attorney

5. Arrive Early to Your Appointment

  • 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment is the perfect time to arrive.
  • You will have plenty of time to find parking, get on the elevator, and check-in at the front desk before your meeting begins. At our firm, you'll be offered something to drink and the attorney will be immediately notified of your arrival.

6. Read 5 Frequently Asked Questions: Consultations.

  • If you are like the majority of our potential new clients, you have never been involved in a lawsuit. With this in mind, you've likely never booked and attended a consultation with an attorney before.

7. Be Yourself.

  • We want you to be yourself during the scheduled meeting. There is no need to hide who you are.
  • Feel like crying? We've got tissues. Have issues? We'll listen.

8. Bring Important Documents With You Like:

  • A form of photo identification (ID, Driver's License, Passport, etc.);
  • Financial records of key accounts or transactions;
  • Important communication (emails, texts, etc.); and,
  • Any documents/evidence that could be helpful to your case.

9. If You Plan on Hiring Your Attorney on the Spot

10 Follow Up.

  • Attending a Consultation is likely new to you. It is normal to have questions or concerns that you forget.
  • Get the Attorney's email and give them feedback too.