When do I come see you – before or after I hire an attorney?
A: It works best if we talk before you hire an attorney, especially if your circumstances are such that you can use the collaborative approach. The collaborative process eliminates the cost of litigation, and thus not all lawyers will participate in this approach. If you already have an attorney, come talk with me anyway.
We don’t have a lot of assets – do I still need you?
A: General guidelines are that if you do not have children or a business and if your assets are less than $100,000, you probably do not need my services. If you have significant debt issues (i.e., bankruptcy, foreclosure, lien, or tax issues), my services will not be useful for you.
My spouse won’t come to your office with me – will you work with just one person?
A: Certainly, I will work with just one of the parties involved. That will preclude any collaborative approach, but you should not forego financial advise during the divorce process just because the other party is unwilling to participate.
I don’t have an attorney – do I need one if you help me?
A: Yes, you will need an attorney. I’ll be happy to recommend choices to you.
How much is this financial advice going to cost me?
A: The quick answer is “not nearly as much as it will cost you if you DON’T get financial advice.” Divorce is not an inexpensive process, but reaching bad financial agreements simply to get the whole thing over with will haunt you for many years.
I offer you a FREE initial 15-minute consultation. Among other things, we’ll discuss fees openly and honestly. You’ll be able to make an informed decision. Contact us today