Every attorney will ask you to come into the office for an initial consultation - but do you really know what happens during an initial consultation? I can't speak for other attorneys, but I can tell you what we do here. Most people aren't really sure what their options are when it comes to resolving family law matters. If you haven't gone through something like this before, then there's really no reason why you should know - that's why we're here.
What is the cost?
We normally charge a reduced rate of $200/hour for consultations. Most good
family law attorneys that I know do also. However, we are waiving the fee and doing free initial consultations* in an effort to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus.
So what happens during the initial consultation?
The first thing I have to do is listen. You'll need to give me an overview of your situation and tell me what your specific concerns are, what's happened so far (if anything) and what you want to try and accomplish. I'll probably have several questions along the way, so it will be more of a conversation.
Next, based on what you've told me, I'll explain your options to you and what rights and obligations you might have with each one. In most cases I can make a recommendation based on my experience as to which of the particular options may make the most sense for your situation.
Finally, I will explain how my office operates and tell you what your next steps are if you decide to hire us to represent you.
In many of the consultations I do, I have some materials that I can send you home with you that may explain one or more of your alternatives to you in more detail. There's always a lot of information exchanged during our first meeting and I've found that it makes sense to give you something you can review later.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation
You can schedule an initial consultation right using the form below. Just pick the type of appointment you'd like and then select a time and date that works for you. If you have questions or if you prefer to speak to someone, you can call the office at (512) 481-0330 or use the form at the bottom of this page.
Prefer to Speak to Someone First?
If you prefer to speak to someone to schedule, we provided the form below so you can easily request an initial consultation. This form will send a message straight to our office and we'll get back to you quickly with a confirmation. If you prefer, you can call our office at (512) 481-0330 to schedule an appointment.
Our regular office hours are 9-5 Monday through Friday. We normally do not make appointments in the evening or on the weekends. However, we will try to work with you if you have special circumstances.
*Free consultations are limited to 1 hour. After 1 hour, consultations will be charged at the normal $200/hr rate for up to 2 hours. We reserve the right to limit and/or cancel a consultation for (1) issues that fall outside our practice area, (2) issues that are outside the jurisdictions we normally practice in, or, (3) we believe that a potential client or case may not be a good fit for our firm for any reason.