Who says you can’t get something for nothing? We all tend to be skeptical of anything that is “free”, but in the world of Family Law and Estate Planning, a free consultation is both valuable and free of charge.
The definition of value in this particular case can really be summed up in one word-Knowledge. The decision to consult a Family Law attorney is usually one that is not reached overnight. It could involve months or even years of evaluation. The mental process of questioning the fate of a relationship, the well-being of your children, the stability of your finances, or the overall fear of the unknown can create waves of indecision. Riding those waves can be challenging and upsetting when you simply don’t know what your options are.
The true value of a free consultation is knowledge, and knowledge is power. This power comes in the form of an understanding of your current options and a capability to make an educated decision. The ultimate decision may be to move forward with legal action or it may be to reconcile the matter at home. Either way, the decision can be made with clarity.
A Family Law consultation that is free, confidential, informative, and open to dialogue is one of great value. Scheduling such a meeting is easy and highly recommended. In order to prepare for your appointment, you are usually asked to fill out a general form, compile your list of questions and bring any pending court documents with you. Divorce is the most common reason for a free consultation. During the consultation, the attorney will discuss such things as the potential for reconciliation, or alternatively, grounds for Divorce, filing, child support, visitation, division of the marital estate, business interests, inheritance, maintenance, real-estate, etc. He or she will also educate you on the overall court process. As you start to better understand your options, you also have the benefit of a face-to-face meeting with your potential attorney or practice group. The free consultation is a premium opportunity to get to know the attorney(s), ask questions about his or her credentials, and familiarize yourself with the overall operation of his or her practice. Upon completion of the consultation, you should have a better understating of your legal options and an overall feel for whether or not the attorney or practice group is right for you.
Some life decisions are greater than others. Choosing a doctor to perform a medical procedure or selecting a university to attend requires investigation and attention. Selecting a lawyer for an important family matter is no different.
Contact us today or fill out the form below schedule a free consultation, and discover the value of knowledge and options.
This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such. This article is for informational and educational purposes only.