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Is It Too Soon to Speak to a Divorce Lawyer?

Divorce rarely happens out of the blue. In most cases, months or even years of marital strife precedes the decision to end a marriage, often because one or both parties are holding out hope that they can work out their differences and that things will get better.

For some couples, this best-case scenario becomes a reality, and it is always a good idea to work on your problems before giving up on a relationship. For others, however, their marriage will end in an acrimonious divorce in which issues related to their property, finances, and children need to be litigated.

Many people who are considering divorce (or who believe that their spouse is considering divorce) wonder whether it is too soon to speak to an attorney.  In addition, some mistakenly believe that speaking to an attorney means that they there is no turning back and that their marriage is over.

It is never too soon to speak to a divorce lawyer about your legal rights, and you can change your mind about divorce up until the moment it is finalized. Even if you choose to never file for divorce and work through your problems, meeting with a lawyer will answer any questions you may have regarding the divorce process and the potential outcome of your case. In addition, should your marriage end in divorce, a lawyer will be able to advise you about steps that you can take to protect your rights and make sure that your divorce is resolved as favorably as possible.

What to Expect at Your First Meeting with a Texas Divorce Attorney

You may be anxious or stressed about meeting with a divorce attorney for the first time and not know what to expect. An initial consultation with a lawyer generally involves a casual discussion about your current situation and your legal goals. Things that your lawyer may ask include the following:

  • How long have you been married?
  • Do you have children?
  • Do you and/or your spouse have any significant assets?
  • Has there been a history of abuse or domestic violence in your marriage?

While it may seem uncomfortable to discuss these issues with a person you just met, you should remember that a family law attorney is a licensed professional who deals with situations like yours on a daily basis. Giving your lawyer a complete picture of your current situation will ensure that the advice you receive is specifically tailored to the issues that may arise in your case.

Call the Vendt Law Firm, P.L.L.C Today to Speak with a Richmond Divorce Lawyer

If you are having marital problems and believe that a divorce may be in your future, you should speak to an attorney familiar with the Texas Family Code about your rights. To schedule a consultation with attorney Frank J. Vendt, call our office today at (832) 263-6770 or contact us online.

1 https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/divorce

2 http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/?link=FA