Consult An Attorney
You should schedule consultations to explore strategies for your divorce case with a various divorce attorneys whose practice encompasses the diverse aspects New York matrimonial law. By presenting your case to a number of different lawyers, you will obtain a variety of opinions and views before choosing the right attorney for you and your case. To schedule a consultation with Ingrid Gherman, call her law office at (212) 941-0767 or send the on-line form today.
Here are some things to consider while you are in the process of consulting with attorneys about your divorce:1. Bring all your legal and financial documents with you
When you meet with a divorce attorney at a first consultation, it is important to have all your financial records and documents for the counselor to review. These papers and documents will provide the details of your case and give the attorney the information enabling her or him to better define your case and the direction in which it should move. If you can, include these documents and records:
- proof of current and recent salary payments
- the past 3 to 5 years of tax returns
- credit card and bank statements for at least the past 3 to 5 years
- retirement, pension, and other employment benefits that you as well as your spouse are entitled to; these might include health insurance, bonuses, and life insurance
- copies of property deeds and mortgage statements
It is very important that you do not sign any contracts, deeds, promissory notes, etc. even if your spouse insists that you do so. Some of these documents can affect your case adversely even before you get started. Let the legal professional help you with your legal decisions before you commit anything to paper.
Always, your top priority is your children. This being the case, your decisions must be consistent with their best interests, not just yours. If there are children involved, a divorce attorney will take the necessary steps for a case outcome that guarantees that the best interest of the children is safeguarded.
Many cases get settled between the spouses themselves. Therefore, it is of benefit to both spouses to continuing talking to each other. In selecting a divorce attorney, be sure she or he respects and understands the importance of your participation and communication during the progression of the divorce. If there is contention in the break up, be mindful that many of the issues you and your spouse are struggling over will not be consequential later on. Consider letting these issues go and focus on that which is important. The right divorce lawyer can help you to choose your battles wisely and see to it that you are continually moving towards your final objective. Ingrid Gherman is the attorney to help you do that. To schedule a comprehensive consultation with her, call (212) 941-0767 or use the on-line form.