If you’re like most people heading to a Milwaukee divorce attorney’s office, you don’t know exactly what to expect.
Will your lawyer ask you a million questions? Will he or she pry into your personal life? How much are you supposed to tell your attorney, and how much should you keep to yourself?
Right now, you’re dealing with a lot of stress—and having your first meeting with a Milwaukee divorce attorney might be adding to it.
The short answer: this isn’t something you need to worry about.
How Much Should You Tell Your Milwaukee Divorce Attorney?
As experienced Milwaukee divorce lawyers, we’ve seen clients in the midst of emotional upheaval; the last thing we want to do is make this process difficult for you. We’re sensitive to what you’re going through right now, and we’ll offer you clear, careful explanations to all your questions.
So what will we ask?
It’s our job to get the whole picture, but don’t worry—we won’t be intrusive, and if you’re not comfortable talking about something, that’s completely fine.
We’ll ask you how long you’ve been married, whether there are any special circumstances in your situation that we should know about, and whether you have kids. Any details you have to offer can help us put together a strategy that gets you (and your children, if you have them) the best possible outcome.
Remember that we’d much rather hear your side of the story before your spouse goes to court and surprises us with information you didn’t share. Telling us things doesn’t mean that we’ll bring them up in court; it just means we can be prepared in case your spouse’s lawyer does bring them up.
Some other things we may need to know include whether:
- You or your spouse has ever been treated for addiction
- Either you or your spouse has a criminal record
- You or your spouse is guilty of (or has been accused of) domestic abuse
- You or your spouse is involved in any criminal activity, and whether either of you has any recent arrests or warrants
- You or your spouse have had any past involvement with child protective services
We’ll also ask you if there’s anything else you’d like to share with us about your situation. The more you can tell us, the more helpful we can be when it comes to explaining the case, talking to you about possible outcomes, and even helping you plan your custody agreement.
Do You Need to Talk to a Milwaukee Divorce Attorney?
If you need to talk to a Milwaukee divorce attorney, we can help you.
Call us at 414-383-6700 or get in touch with us online to tell us about your situation. We’ll give you case-specific legal advice and help you get through the process as painlessly as possible.