As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I know that divorce stresses people out. Sometimes, getting more information can help reduce anxiety. I’ve written some articles about free consultations (like this one). And while I generally think free consultations are counter-productive, I do have an alternative
What is covered in the consultation?
What is covered in a divorce consultation depends on the facts and circumstances of your case, and what you feel you need to know. But here are some of the topics I can discuss:
- Basic explanation of laws
- Explanation as to what is relevant to the court- and what doesn’t matter
- How to start a divorce
- How long a divorce might take
- What could make your divorce complicated
- Divorce mediation
- Uncontested divorce in Illinois for a flat fee
How do I prepare for the consultation?
Whether a consultation is 15-minutes or one hour, it helps to prepare for a consultation by making a list of what is important to you, and related questions. What you don’t want to do is spend most of the consultation trying to think of questions to ask.
How long will the consultation last?
Instead of a free consultation, we offer a 15 minute consultation for $25.
If you would like additional, in-depth consultation, then you are free to a schedule a paid phone or in-person consultation to occur at a later date.
What time of day is the divorce consultation?
We’ll set a time. Many times we are available in the evening, and weekends.
How will we meet?
The brief consultation will take place on the phone. We don’t need to meet. However, if you do want to meet, there will be a charge for the consultation.