Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer at the Initial Meeting

If you’re getting a divorce in Washington State, meet with a divorce attorney to talk about your case and how a lawyer can help you. To help you prepare, here are a few questions to ask a divorce lawyer during your first meeting.

What’s your experience with divorce cases?

This one is pretty basic and broad. If you're meeting with a lawyer about your divorce, she probably advertises herself as a divorce lawyer. Before you hire her, make sure she specializes in this area of law and has sufficient experience to handle your case and any problems along the way.

How much will getting a divorce cost?

Another thing that you’ll want to learn is how much getting a divorce will cost you. It can be hard to give an exact number, but try to get an idea of what you can expect. Start by asking about the attorney's fee structure and cost of her fees. Make sure it is within your budget.

What things will I need to consider during my divorce?

Getting a divorce requires a good deal of time, decision-making, and planning. Ask your attorney what you can expect throughout the course of the divorce proceedings, including what issues might apply to your case.

  • Alimony (spousal support)
  • A parenting plan
  • Division of assets

Who will be handling my case?

Sometimes, divorce attorneys turn over the bulk of the work of a divorce case to paralegals. While this can be a great resource for attorneys, you should ask if anyone else will be handling your case and info on those people’s qualifications. Make sure you understand how the attorney and the law firm in generally will handle your case.

More questions? Call the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny to Set Up a Consultation

It’s likely that you have dozens of questions regarding your divorce. Ask the questions above and any others you might have. Write them down so you don't forget and bring other documents pertaining to your divorce with you to your consultation.

Set up your consultation with the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny. Our firm will answer all of your questions and help you build your case. To set up your consultation, call us today at 425-460-0550 or fill out the form on our contact page.

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