Hi, I’m Emily Robinson with the Dion Law Group. I am a family attorney at Woodland Hills. And one thing that people ask me a lot is what do I do for the divorce initial consultation and what do I bring for the initial consultation?

If you are having an initial consultation with an attorney, the attorney is going to want to know the facts of your situation. What’s been going on in your life that’s led to the divorce. What kind of property do you have? What your finances are like? And what kind of custody of schedules you like to see for the children. And to just kind of feel out how you have been planning. What you’ve been thinking in terms of the divorce.

Now if you have no plan and you haven’t been thinking of anything yet and you’re just sort of in a daze trying to figure out what to do which is the case for a lot of people. That’s absolutely fine. Just let the attorney know that. And they can ask you the questions that they need to ask you to elicit the necessary information.

If you do have everything planned out and written out. And you’ve got a plan for how you want your case to proceed. Then bring that with you so you can tell the attorney so that it can make your meeting really productive.

You can also bring with you account balances and specific financial information if you want but that’s not necessary. You can always have the general meeting at first and then get into the specifics later.

If you are in a tight financial situation, you may opt for Unbundled Legal Services that can make divorce more affordable for you and save you more money.

If you have any questions on this topic you can go to my video blog at Woodland Hills Divorce Attorney or you can call me at (805) 497-7474. For more queries you can also email a Westlake Divorce Attorney at http://www.westlakedivorceattorney.com/contact.