A consultation is a call or meeting with the lawyer to find out information you need, what the lawyer costs and to see if the lawyer is a good fit for you. You should have a budget that you can afford in mind before calling. Also, if you already have a court hearing date scheduled, you should let the lawyer know the date of the hearing during the consultation. Free consultations are offered by many law firms. There should be clear instructions on the law firm’s website on how to schedule a consultation, usually by calling and scheduling a time or filling out a form on the website. Custody Matters, LLC offers free consultations, and you can schedule a free consultation by calling our office during business hours or after business hours and leaving a message. You can also schedule a free consultation by filling out the contact form on the contact page. At a free consultation with Custody Matters, LLC you can ask all the questions you have about child custody.
You may be wondering what to expect in a consultation. A consultation is a time to ask all the questions you want to know about the court process and the laws as well as information about the lawyer you are talking to. It is also a chance for you to interview the lawyer to see if you communicate well with them and if they make you feel comfortable. At a consultation you find out what the fees are for the lawyer and what the payment structure is. A good lawyer will be patient and give you all the information you need. You should not feel rushed if you have a lot of questions that take a lot of time as consultations are a scheduled part of the lawyers day.
How To Prepare For a Consultation
To prepare for a consultation you should make sure you are in a private place that is quiet and that you have enough time to get everything you need out of the conversation. You should have a budget in mind that you are able to afford. If you have a court hearing scheduled, you should let the lawyer know about the court hearing date because the lawyer will need to check if they are available on that day.
Here is a check list that you should have before scheduling a consultation.
A budget that you can afford upfront, monthly, and in total how much you want to spend on your lawyer.
What you hope to achieve in your case.
A quiet and private place to talk.
An hour of time.
Court dates (if you have any already scheduled)
A list of questions that you want to ask the lawyer.
Remind yourself that a consultation is your chance to interview the lawyer and not to be scared if you don't feel confident with the lawyer you are talking to you can find another.