What Does an Initial Consult at Strategic Divorce Include?
Your initial consult with Strategic Divorce will be a meeting with two attorneys to discuss your family situation and your desired outcomes. Prior to that first meeting, you will receive a letter that confirms the date, time and location of the appointment, and includes an initial client intake form. This form will provide Strategic Divorce attorneys with information about your family situation. The information will be reviewed by the attorneys prior to the meeting so that they can provide you with information that is specific to your situation.
At the initial consultation, the attorneys will explain the Strategic Divorce Process, answer any questions you might have, and try to provide enough information for you to decide whether Strategic Divorce is a good fit for you.
Why Are There Two Attorneys at the Initial Consult?
If you choose Strategic Divorce, you will be assigned to a primary attorney, but we feel it is important that there are at least two attorneys that know your case, and two attorneys that you know and feel comfortable with. That way if one of the attorneys is in court and unavailable to take a phone call or answer an email, the other attorney can answer questions quickly and with the least amount of disruption to you, the client. It’s our goal at Strategic Divorce to make dealing with your attorneys as positive an experience as possible. We understand that divorce is difficult no matter the situation and we want to support our clients in as many ways as possible. Customer service is very important and having two attorneys that you know, and that both know your case allows us to improve both your experience with us and the outcome of your case.
How is Strategic Divorce Different from Other Divorce Firms?
At Strategic Divorce, we simplify the process, so you can quickly and easily understand what is required to get a divorce and can make good decisions during the process. We work with you to filter out unnecessary obstacles and focus on the important factors. The key factors depend on whether your divorce is “With Kids” or “Without Kids.”
If the divorce is Without Kids, then there are only two things that have to be decided: (1) How will the money and property (assets and debts) be divided between you and your spouse; and (2) Will you receive or pay Alimony (also known as maintenance or spousal support). By focusing on these two key issues, we can quickly and easily work with you to identify the documentation that will be needed to support the decisions and help you gain a realistic expectation on the potential range of outcomes.
If the divorce is With Kids, there are more issues to consider, but still only five key things that have to be decided: (1) How will the money and property (assets and debts) be divided; (2) Will you receive or pay Alimony (also known as maintenance or spousal support); (3) How will major decisions be made for the children (custody); (4) Will you receive or pay child support; and (5) What visitation schedule will the children follow (also known as allocation of parental time)? By identifying that there are only these five issues, we can help you understand what documents are needed to support the decisions, and help you quickly gain a realistic expectation on the potential range of outcomes.
By helping you understand the issues and keeping you focused on these issues, Strategic Divorce helps you take control of the process and make sure that the tone, direction and decisions being made are in your family’s best interest. The simplicity of the Strategic Divorce Process empowers our clients to make great decisions, which in turn makes their divorce less expensive both financially and emotionally, and it usually takes less time.
For more information on the Divorce Process with Strategic Divorce, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (847) 234-4445 for your free consultation today.
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