When should I meet with a divorce attorney? I am not sure I want a divorce, but I am considering it.
The best time for your first meeting with an attorney is before you have decided to divorce. An attorney can provide you information about what might happen in a divorce and help you make an informed decision. We’ve seen too many people rush into a divorce without considering what their life might look like afterwards.
That said, when you are in that stage, what attorney you meet with to get that information is critical. Some attorneys use their consultations as a sale pitch. Worse, others use it to scare you or pressure you into making a decision you may not be ready for.
At State 48, we do not believe in those approaches. We believe it is our job to provide you as much information as possible and let you decide. Seeking a divorce is a deeply personal decision, one of the biggest decisions you will ever make—and it is your decision. We do not want to make the decision for you. But we are happy to help you understand the potential outcomes and how to protect yourself if you decide to divorce.