Your First Consultation: What to Expect, Where to Park, & Other Questions
Just as every family is unique, so is every family law case. If there is one common thread in each case it is the overwhelming nature of the process. Our firm, which focuses on family law, has over 60 years of experience and can help you obtain a favorable outcome for your situation.
Your initial consultation gives you an opportunity to meet our friendly, experienced staff and lay the framework for building a relationship with our team that will alleviate much of the stress inherent in your case. To ensure you receive the time and attention your case deserves, not only will you work with an attorney, but you will work with a back-up attorney as well as a primary and back-up paralegal.
During the initial consultation, your attorney will gather information relevant to your case, including:
- names of each spouse
- addresses of each spouse
- date of marriage
- date of divorce (if applicable)
- information regarding any minor children
It is extremely helpful to bring copies of any agreements the parties created or any prior court orders. Based on your circumstances, your attorney will be able to tell you about the law as it stands in the state of Florida. Additionally, your attorney will be able to provide an initial case strategy recommendation.
Given the unfortunate but common reality of divorce and/or child custody issues, you may receive unsolicited advice from friends and family. If you receive this advice and would like to address legal concerns that may arise, we are more than happy to address your concerns. However, you should always leave legal advice and recommendations to professionals.
While you may feel more comfortable bringing a friend or family member to your appointments, we highly encourage any third party to stay in the waiting room while we discuss your case. This is because any third party involved in consultations will void attorney/client privilege.
At your initial consultation, we will discuss the non-refundable retainer fee. This fee is the attorney’s estimate of the minimum total cost of your case. If you retain with us, you will receive monthly bills itemizing the services provided by the office.
Contact Our Family Law Attorneys Today
Our office is conveniently located in downtown Pensacola. In addition to metered street parking, there is a small parking lot behind our building on Intendencia Street that contains spots reserved for guests of our firm.
To schedule your consultation, call our firm at (850) 404-7263 or contact us online.