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What to expect during your initial consultation

What happens during an initial consultation?

When you first meet with an attorney in our office, we will obtain a history and facts about you, your spouse, and your family.

The divorce attorney will look over your history together, and any assets accumulated during your marriage and advise you of the law regarding child custody, alimony, and property rights, as well as counsel you on how to best protect yourself and your children legally.

How long will my initial consultation last?

A typical consultation will last from 30 minutes to two hours.

Depending on the facts of your case and how long it takes you to disclose everything, you should prepare for a more extended session, as it may take the attorney some time to go over all of your options with you.

What should I bring to my initial consultation?

You are not required to bring anything with you.

However, if your spouse has served you court papers, or if you have a separation agreement drafted between you and your spouse, these would be good to bring to your appointment.

May I bring anyone with me to my initial consultation?

For this appointment, it is best to come on your own.

Your relationship is between you and your spouse, and we want to make sure we get all the facts from your point of view without outside influence. Bringing in a third-party can also nullify your attorney-client privacy privileges.

May I bring my children to my initial consultation?

If it can be helped, it would be better not to bring your children. We understand that it may be challenging to find a relative or sitter to look after your child, depending on your appointment time.

However, we will be discussing some severe and sensitive topics during your consultation. Some of these topics will involve your children themselves.

If you cannot find someone to look after your children, they may wait in our lobby. We will have crayons and other activities for them.

How much will my case cost?

Every individual case is different. Different factors like the length of your marriage, the number of children you have, and the number of assets to be divided between the two of you all affect the cost of a case.

A family law attorney can discuss the different factors and realistic expectations of cost once we have gone over everything with you at your initial consultation.


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Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC | Houston, Texas Divorce Lawyers

The Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, routinely handles matters that affect children and families. If you have questions regarding divorce, it's essential to speak with one of our Houston, TX, Divorce Lawyers right away to protect your rights.

Our divorce lawyers in Houston, TX, are skilled at listening to your goals during this trying process and developing a strategy to meet those goals. Contact the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC by calling (281) 810-9760 or submit your contact information in our online form. The Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, handles Divorce cases in Houston, Texas, Cypress, Klein, Humble, Kingwood, Tomball, The Woodlands, the FM 1960 area, or surrounding areas, including Harris County, Montgomery County, Liberty County, Chambers County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Fort Bend County, and Waller County.

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