What to Expect From Your Wisconsin Divorce Lawyer

By Carlos Gamino

If you’re like many people, you’re on your way to talk to a Wisconsin divorce lawyer… but you don’t know what to expect, what to say, or even what your new attorney will ask you to share.

First things first: remember that your Waukesha divorce lawyer is in this business because he or she wants to help. There’s no judgment in a lawyer’s office, and your attorney is going to ask you for the information he or she needs—no pressure.


What Happens at Your First Meeting With a Waukesha Divorce Lawyer?

Your lawyer isn’t a therapist, but he or she has compassion and will strive to make you feel comfortable (and remember, your lawyer has seen many people in situations similar to yours!).

Your attorney will give you clear and careful explanations, and if you have questions, you’re always welcome to ask them.

What happens during your first meeting with your Waukesha divorce lawyer depends on which stage of your divorce you’re in; if you haven’t filed any paperwork or started the process, your meeting will be different than it would if you had already filed and were disagreeing with your soon-to-be ex-spouse.

One thing remains the same, though: your lawyer will ask you several questions. It’s important that you answer them thoroughly and honestly. If you don’t, your attorney will have a tough time building an effective strategy. Your lawyer also needs to get a good understanding of your personal situation, which can include your financial situation (which can affect alimony), how you’re holding up during the divorce process, and whether you need specialized advice about something such as domestic violence or termination of parental rights under Wisconsin law.

Your meeting is confidential, so even if you decide not to follow through with a divorce after your first meeting, you don’t need to worry that your spouse will find out. The things you share with your lawyer will stay between you and your lawyer!

Do You Need to Talk to a Wisconsin Divorce Lawyer?

Whether you’re in the early stages of considering divorce or you’re actually ready to file paperwork, our Wisconsin divorce lawyers can help you.

Call us at 414-383-6700 for a free divorce consultation. We’ll talk about your situation and determine how we can help give you the peace-of-mind you deserve.

Carlos Gamino