What Types Of Questions Will My Divorce Attorney Ask Me When I Meet With Them?

It’s understandable to be nervous when you are meeting with a divorce attorney for the first time. You may not have fully accepted the state of your marriage, and you may not have shared any information with anyone about your marriage yet.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that your divorce attorney is on your side. He or she is there to represent you and your interests. Some common things that divorce attorneys may ask you during your meeting include:

  • Your name, date of birth, address, social security number, and contact information.
  • Your spouse’s name, date of birth, address and social security number, and your spouse’s contact information.
  • Your employer, length of employment and salary history, as well as your spouse’s employer, length of employment and salary history.
  • Where and when you were married.
  • The name of your spouse’s attorney.
  • Information about your Florida state residency.
  • The names, dates of birth and social security numbers of your children.
  • Information about with whom the children reside and whether there is likely to be a custody dispute.
  • A list of marital problems.
  • Who provides health insurance for the children.
  • Detailed financial information, including properties, mortgages, assets, debts, life insurance policies, retirement accounts, etc.

Often, before choosing a divorce attorney it’s helpful to meet with two or three to get a feel of their personalities and what their practices are like. After all, you may be spending a lot of time with this person in the months to come, so it’s important that they not only have excellent legal skills, but also that you are compatible.


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