Are you interested in filing for a divorce in Houston, Texas? The Renken Law Firm can help you with family law matters including divorce, child support, property division, spousal support, and more. Our Texas divorce experts
What Should I Bring To An Initial Consultation?
A Factual Outline of Your Marriage and Reason for Divorce
The first thing you should make sure you have when you consult with a divorce lawyer is an outline of the facts you want to share with them. You may feel like you know the story of your marriage well enough, but it can be easy for important information or details you wanted to share to slip your mind when you have so much to consider and work through during a consultation. It’s better to have it written down to reduce the chance that you forget to say something you wanted to include.
Include information on:
- How your relationship began
- When the topic of divorce first came up
- Whose idea it was for a divorce and why
- What steps, if any, have been taken for reconciliation
- What kind of assets you have
- Who takes care of your children
- How many pets you have
- Any safety concerns you may have
The more facts a divorce attorney has when you first meet with them, the more accurately they can begin to set your expectations for the proceedings. So, while you don’t need to write a memoir for your attorney to read, it’s important to be open and willing to share information that allows them to understand you and the nature of your marriage.
- Pay stubs
- Tax returns
- Bank statements
- Credit card bills
- Household bills and mortgage payments
- Insurance plans
- Retirement accounts
- Stock options
- Receipts for major purchases
Copies of Important Legal Documents
You may have records or other legal documents that can impact your case in a divorce, so it’s crucial to share this information during a divorce consultation. Things like:
- Your marriage license
- Prenuptial agreements
- Children’s birth certificates
- Wills and living wills
- Power of attorney forms
- Any other legal records that relate to your or your spouse, such as police reports or relevant contracts
These documents will help your divorce attorney know where the opportunities and obstacles are in helping you achieve what you want out of your divorce proceedings.
Affordable Family Lawyer Serving Houston, TX
Our team proudly serves 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 #586
Houston, TX 77092
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