Defend Yourself. Receive a Divorce Case Review from an Attorney
Don't risk getting the short end of the stick. Talk to a divorce attorney today about how to protect yourself and discover your legal rights.
TIP: If your spouse lives in another state, first contact a lawyer in your state.
Receive a divorce case review by a local divorce attorney:
Divorce Lawyers Know the Law
Ask a divorce lawyer about how to make your state's laws work for you. A divorce lawyer may also help relieve the added stress of dealing with divorce court, filing divorce papers, deadlines and the many other legalities of divorce law.
Have kids? Divorce lawyers can play a very important role in child custody and support settlements.
Get started now by completing the above divorce case review form. A local divorce lawyer will review your information.
10 Questions to Ask a Divorce Attorney Before You Hire Them
When you fill out the above form or call us, we'll connect you with a local attorney. Be prepared and know which questions to ask.
Here are some suggested questions to ask your lawyer before you decide to hire them.
- How many divorce cases have you handled in this state?
- How much does your average divorce case cost?
- Where did you go to law school?
- Why are you a divorce lawyer?
- Have you handled cases similar to mine?
- If applicable, have you done child custody cases before?
- How would you evaluate my case?
- What problems do you see in my case?
- How long do you think it'll take before my divorce is finalized? Do you think we'll have to go to trial?
- Would you recommend arbitration or mediation in my case?
15 Documents to Bring Your Divorce Attorney
When you meet with your lawyer for the first time, it can be helpful to have the following docs on hand (especially if you're entering into a contested divorce, which most divorces are):
- your paycheck stubs over the last year
- your spouse's paycheck stubs over the last year
- state and federal tax forms and returns
- tax documents from any businesses you/your spouse had interest in over the last four years
- all copies of financial statements (bank, stock, etc.)
- pension plan documents
- savings/checking statements from the bank
- life insurance policies
- all employee benefit docs for yourself and your spouse (401k, short and long life insurance, stock, etc.)
- any real estate documents (mortgage statements) for all property your own individually or together
- titles, car payment documents (same with boats, ATVs, etc.)
- list of all debt you and your spouse have individually and as a couple
- list of all credit cards and complete statements over the last 2 years
- list of all outstanding medical bills
- your wills, trusts and powers of attorney documents