The meeting’s been scheduled and suddenly everything seems very real. You are about to have your first meeting with a Seattle divorce lawyer to discuss the dissolution of your marriage. The thought may be overwhelming, sad, and even frightening, but the reality may be far from it. You may actually feel better when you finish the first meeting.

What to Expect

One way to reduce your anxiety before the meeting is to understand what you should expect when you arrive at a divorce lawyer’s office. Before you arrive, we want you to know that:

  • You will be treated with respect – We understand that you may be in crisis and we strongly believe that you should be treated with dignity and respect. You should not be worried about showing your emotions or being honest about your priorities during the divorce proceedings.
  • This is a time for you to ask us questions – Do you have questions about how the divorce process works? Are you wondering if a mediation is right for you? Are you concerned about custody arrangements? We will answer your questions.
  • This is a time for us to ask you questions – We want to get to know you better so that we can better advise you of your legal options. We will ask questions about your children, your home, your job, your spouse’s job, your property, your investments and other factors that may be relevant to your divorce settlement.

At the conclusion of your first meeting with a Seattle divorce lawyer, you should understand what the next steps that need to be taken are, and your options for taking them.

Are You Ready to Talk?

You don’t have to handle your Washington State divorce on your own. You don’t need to lay awake at night wondering if you are making the right choices for yourself or for your children. You don’t need to wonder if the settlement that you seek is fair.

Instead, you can learn more by downloading a complimentary copy of one of our books, The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Divorce in Washington or The Thinking Man’s Guide to Divorce in Washington. We invite you to contact us directly to schedule your first meeting with a Seattle divorce attorney.

Molly B. Kenny
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Divorce and Child Custody Attorney Serving Bellevue and Seattle Washington