Preparing For An Attorney Consultation

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Apr 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

We offer free consults in this office to potential clients who are looking to hire an attorney. Obviously, we can't give free advice to everyone, but for people that wish to come in and me with us and get an idea of what is expected and what kind of a case they're dealing with, whether it's a divorce, a legal separation, a post-decree modification of orders, or a parental responsibilities case, I believe that it's important to have some preparation before you meet and have a discussion with an attorney that you're interviewing.

As an example, if you're meeting with an attorney to discuss a divorce, you should have a pretty good idea of what the financial issues are in your case and be prepared. You should take a look at the tax returns. You should take a look at the investments and the retirement accounts. You should have an idea of what you house is valued at. What the mortgage payoff would be. Are the cars paid off or are there loans? What about insurance questions. Is there going to be health insurance? These are the kinds of things that you can look at before you have a meeting with the attorney so that you can have an intelligent discussion and get your questions answered during your consultation.

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Gordon Shayne

Gordon N. Shayne Family Law / Divorce Lawyer Phone: (904) 544-6855 Gordon N. Shayne's field of practice is devoted to Family Law/Divorce case throughout the State of Florida


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With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Shayne has had a legal career fighting for the rights of his clients while focusing his practice exclusively on Divorce, Child Custody and other Family Law Matters. Our services are available throughout the State of Florida.

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