If you've decided to meet with an attorney then you've accomplished an important first step. Now it's time to make sure that the meeting is as productive as possible and that both you and the attorney can have an honest conversation about your options. Sounds easy, but there are a couple of things you shouldn't forget.

  • Make copies of everything you're going to need to take with you to the attorney's office. Keep the originals together somewhere safe and put the copies in a large envelope or folder.
  • Make sure you schedule plenty of time for the meeting. Although there are only so many types of situations an attorney can help you with, the details and complexity of individual cases varies wildly and you will want to have enough time to thoroughly discuss your problem and your options.
  • Bring with you a written list of questions. Even for those with great memories this is important as there can be a lot to discuss and many people are often nervous when speaking about their problems with an attorney for the first time.

Learn more about how to prepare to meet with your attorney regarding the topics below or access our detailed review. Remember, a little preparation can mean the difference between a successful meeting and a frustrating one.

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