Let's set the scene. You are thinking about filing for divorce or legal separation or your spouse already has done so. You find a lawyer and set up a consultation. Now what do you do? What do you tell your lawyer? What questions do you ask?
The Beatles said it best with their 1965 hit, “Help!”
Help! I need somebody.
Help! Not just anybody.
You know I need someone.
That’s exactly what this article is intended to do—help. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of legal procedures or have never communicated with an attorney, each family law case is unique and presents concerns different from those of a typical civil matter. Here are a few tips on what to share with your lawyer, what to keep to yourself, and how to avoid pitfalls along the way.