Before you decide to hire an attorney for your divorce, you will want to have a consultation to decide if the attorney is a good fit for your needs. In this consultation, you will have the chance to discuss your case and hear what the lawyers initial thoughts are on how you should move forward. Whenever you come to this meeting, you will want to bring some items with you to help provide your attorney with some insight regarding your specific situation. Listed below are some of the items you will want to bring to your divorce consultation:
A List of Questions: If you have any questions pertaining to Texas divorce laws or your attorneys experience, jot them down and bring them along with you to your consultation. These questions can help you make the best choice when hiring an attorney and also help prepare you for what is to come in the divorce process. Before your meeting, brainstorm any questions you have and record them in your phone or on paper.
Proof of Income: In divorce cases, a hot topic of discussion and in negotiations is income. Combined and independently, your divorce attorney will want to know how much income is being made in your marriage. This will help the attorney to understand the financial situation between you and your spouse better. With this information, your attorney will be able to give you initial estimates in regards to alimony.
Tax Returns: In many cases, tax returns will say more about the financial situation within a marriage than proof of income. If you can bring in the last 1-3 years of tax return information, your attorney will be able to take a comprehensive look at your specific case.
Prenups and Other Documents: If you are filing for a divorce and have signed a prenuptial agreement, this will be an important document for your divorce attorney to review. If you have any other legal documentation that pertains to your marriage these will also be worth bringing into your consultation appointment. This may include children’s birth certificates, separation agreements, identification for children, and more.
Evidence: If you have any evidence that shows you were cheated on, abused, or lied to about major aspects of your marriage, bring this into your consultation. The divorce attorney you are interviewing will be able to tell you if this information is relevant to your case.
Divorce Attorney in Galveston TX
Renken Law Firm is here to help couples who wish to dissolve their marriage, whether that be through divorce or legal separation. We are here to help those who are ending marriages that have been contested, uncontested, or collaborative. We are fully prepared to help you navigate the specifics of your case. We proudly serve the Greater Houston area, including but not limited to Brazos County, Cypress, Fort Bend County, Galveston, Houston Heights, Houston, Humble, Katy, Kingwood, Memorial Houston, Montgomery County, Montrose, Richmond, Rosenberg, Spring, The Woodlands. All marriages are different, making each divorce equally unique with its own set of needs that must be addressed. Contact our law office to explore your options moving forward, and find out how we can help you.
Renken Law Firm, PLLC
11500 Northwest Fwy #618
Houston, TX 77092