First Meeting With A Divorce Attorney: Survival Tips

Divorce is among the top rated most stressful events in life, according to the American Institute of Stress. In fact, it is only rivaled by a death of a close relative, and many people who have experienced both describe the experiences as feeling very similar.

Clearwater, FL – November 14, 2017 – It’s no wonder that just the idea of a meeting with a divorce attorney can make you feel physically ill. Clearwater Divorce Attorney Amber Cain encourages you remember that this is not an end, simply a life transition. We asked Ms. Cain to provide us with tips on how to prepare for and survive your first meeting with a divorce attorney. 

1. Start Planning For Your Future

Many people are uncertain what exactly divorce will mean for them, and this uncertainty can breed a lot of fear. Ms.Cain shares that one of the best ways to handle pre-divorce stress syndrome is by focusing on what you would like your post-divorce life to be. 

By starting to create some goals for yourself as an individual, you can start to get a better idea of what you can accomplish on your own. Goal setting will also be important to your case as you and your attorney work through things like asset division and support. If you have specific goals and plans for your future, it will be easier for us to make decisions that will help in supporting those goals. 

2. Lists Are A Great Distraction

This is the ideal time to prepare for the meeting and list out any questions you might have for the attorney. This can help you to ensure you don’t miss any important details. You may also want to start preparing to answer the questions your attorney will be asking you. This could include details about your children, spouse, finances, and several other aspects of your relationship. 

Being prepared for your meeting will not only save you time (which equals money), it will allow your attorney to more effectively handle and manage the process, and increases your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome during your proceedings. 

3. Consider Your Meeting an Interview

One thing that can often help you in mentally preparing for your meeting is to treat it like an interview. You have not made any decisions yet, you are simply learning more about your options and this particular attorney. Focus more on whether or not this is the attorney that you want to work with. Having a singular focus can often remove a bit of the stress, and help you in breaking the bigger decision into smaller, more manageable choices. 

According to the online attorney marketing firm, Mark My Words Media, out of the people searching for divorce attorneys online, 78% only contact one attorney and out of this, 87% hire the contacted attorney. However, Ms.Cain insists on the need of being among the 27% who explore various options. Find an attorney that you feel comfortable with and confident in their ability to perform. 

You don’t have to go with the first attorney you meet, however if you find yourself still dissatisfied after speaking with 2-3 divorce attorneys, you may want to consider if there are emotional motivations for not making a decision. 

Remember, It Will All Be Okay

Above all else, remember that you are going to be okay. Whether you go through with the divorce, or decide you aren’t ready after your first meeting, you are in control of your future. Your divorce attorney is simply here to help you make the best choices for your future and help you accomplish your goals. 

If you are considering divorce, or in need of a Clearwater Divorce Attorney, Amber Cain is a dedicated, motivated, and experienced family law attorney who would love to assist you in working towards a better future.

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