The Law Offices of Charles M. Green offers you an initial consultation to ask questions about divorce, find out about your legal options, and learn more about Mr. Green and his work.
As an experienced attorney specializing in family law, Charles Green understands that you are facing complex and difficult decisions about the future. You need to know more about your rights and obligations in order to make the best decisions possible. The initial consultation gives you this opportunity as well as confidence in the next steps you will take.
The Goal of the Divorce Consultation
During your discussion with Mr. Green, you will explain the situation and ask questions about the process. Mr. Green will outline potential strategies and help you avoid legal mistakes in the interim.
For example, if you have minor children, you may need to consider whether or not to vacate the family home. Some people can live together amicably during divorce, and some can’t. Should your case go to trial, the court will evaluate whether you have acted in a way that promotes stability and cooperation. Mr. Green will help you understand how these and other decisions can affect your future.
For many clients, the divorce consultation offers a chance to explore their goals for the case. Retaining certain assets, the family home, or a business may be your priority. Alternatively, your greatest concern may be child custody and child support. Defining these goals allows Mr. Green to set your expectations for success based on the facts of the case.
How to Prepare for a California Divorce Consultation
Our practice recommends that you bring each of the following:
A list of each asset and debt. Include its value at the time it was acquired as well as its current value.
Bills that are part of your total monthly expenses.
Documents related to any business interests.
Copies of deeds, mortgages, revocable living trusts, estate plans, IRAs, Keoghs, vested and non-vested stock options, bank accounts, brokerage accounts, pensions, retirements, profit sharing, tax returns, and any other accounts you can access.
If you have minor children, bring their birth certificates and most recent report cards.
It’s understandable if you don’t have access to all of these documents at the time of the initial consultation. Mr. Green can talk with you about strategies for collecting this information through legal measures. He can also help you explore issues such as spousal support and child support by calculating the amounts you may expect to pay / receive.
Speaking with Mr. Green as part of a Los Angeles divorce consultation will allow you to prepare for the next steps you choose to take. Working with our practice, you will have the information you need to make the right choice for you and your family.