What Should I Do before Hiring a Family Law Attorney for My Divorce?

Although many people have the impression that you should only speak with a Lee County family lawyer after you have made the final decision to divorce or after you have received divorce papers from your spouse, it’s actually better for you if you speak to an attorney as soon as you intend to separate.  There are many misconceptions out there about what happens in a separation and divorce, so you should seek experienced counsel from a Lee County family lawyer sooner rather than later.

Do not rely on advice you receive from family and friends until you have had the opportunity to consult with a lawyer.  In order to avoid speculation based on anecdotal advice, it’s always in your best interests to hire an attorney at the outset so that you are clear about both your rights and responsibilities if you decide to move forward.

In order to get an accurate gauge of your divorce, the attorney may ask you some questions during an initial consultation.  He or she will be doing so for the purposes of learning what primary issues are at stake in your divorce, such as child custody, division of property, spousal support, and child support.  Meeting with an attorney for a consultation does not require that you hire him or her at the conclusion of the meeting, but it can give you a lot more accurate information about the specifics of separation and divorce in the state of North Carolina.  It is always better to be well-informed so that you can make an educated decision about your future.