Preparing for Your Initial Consultation

Here at ShounBach we understand that coming to speak with an attorney can feel daunting and overwhelming, especially when going through a difficult time such as a divorce or custody dispute. Our attorneys and staff hope to make your visit as informative and helpful as possible. Here are a few tips and hints to make your visit go smoothly.

When arriving at ShounBach you will be given an Intake Sheet to complete. Each piece of information requested is essential in providing you with advice and will be referred to frequently as your case progresses. All information provided is confidential and will not be shared.

We encourage potential clients to bring a list of their questions and concerns to the meeting. Our consultations generally last an hour and there is unusually a lot to discuss. It's easy to lose track of all the issues you want to cover when experiencing a whirlwind of emotions. The attorney you meet with will provide you with great deal of information so please feel free to take notes. If you have any questions following your consultation, give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.

Some potential clients feel more comfortable bringing a third party with them. While moral support is always helpful, it is better if it is just you and your attorney in the consultation for confidentiality reasons.

Please bring any documents with you that you feel are necessary for the attorney to assess and understand your case. For example, pre-nuptial agreements, endorsed or proposed Property Settlement Agreements, court orders and any other pleadings you have received. You will also need to provide us with any court dates you may have pending.

We understand that the topics you come in to discuss can be unpleasant and at times you may feel uncomfortable; however, it is very important that you tell us the entire truth and not withhold any details. Every case is unique and we cannot properly evaluate your case if we do not know about the good and the bad.

Our attorneys understand what you are going through. We are here to guide you through all the bumps in the road and set you on a clearer path. We look forward to meeting with you!

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