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It’s Splitsville: Surviving Your Divorce by James J. Gross

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CHAPTER6

First Meeting with Lawyer and Beyond

You’ve asked around and done your research to find a great divorce lawyer. The next step is to call or e-mail him and set up an initial meeting. This chapter will tell you what you can expect from the first meeting with your divorce lawyer.

Before the Meeting

Usually, you will set up an appointment to go to the attorney’s office and meet her face to face. Make the call to set up the meeting. Your call will be kept confidential. You can give your name and answer questions over the telephone.

Many divorce lawyers are too busy to talk to you on the first phone call. They have the receptionist or paralegal speak with you instead. They will probably ask you your spouse’s name so they can make sure they ...

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