If you are seeking legal advice in family law, you probably want to know who will be advising you before paying for their services. Secondly, having a sound relationship and trusting your attorney for legal guidance and services is essential. Often initial family law consultations are recommended so you can meet the attorney overseeing your case, ask questions, listen to suggestions, and explore if this lawyer and client relationship is a good fit.
Like most attorneys at law, Phillips & Sellers in Columbus, Georgia offers no initial cost family law consultations for most clients. The consultation includes a 30-minute time slot, made by appointment, to talk and discuss your legal matters with a highly trained attorney from our office. So how can you prepare for your initial consultation at Phillips & Sellers?
Family Law Consultation Tips
Here are several tips of what to bring to the first consultation as well as a few key points to remember.
- Be honest. Your attorney is there to help you, but you must be honest in all matters of your case. This includes personal matters that regard your family and yourself, leaving facts out or lying will only hurt your case in the end. Always remember that what is discussed in your lawyer’s office is private and will not be shared without your permission.
- Ask questions. During the initial consultation with your attorney, this is the time to ask all the questions you have. You might consider brainstorming questions and writing them down before the meeting, so you do not forget items you have inquiries about. In order for the legal process or case to go smoothly, you must understand what is going on. Ask as many questions as you can, your lawyer is there to guide you through the legal process.
- Bring all documents regarding your case. It is important to make copies of all documents you have concerning your case and bring them to your initial consultation. This will help your attorney better understand your case and have documentation regarding your case.
- Discuss cost and fees. Lastly, be upfront about cost and fees that will be needed to carrying out the case. You need to know what financial responsibility you have and prepare for the cost.
No matter what family law issues you may have, the attorneys at Phillips & Sellers Attorneys at Law will guide you through the process with ease. Serving Columbus, Georgia and surrounding areas for over 22 years in family law and criminal defense.
Contact us today to schedule your initial family law consultations.