Many divorce and family law attorneys generally offer free consultations. But have you really thought about what that means to you and your situation? Maybe you're wondering: what do you get out of it? Is it advice and direction? Is it an opportunity for the divorce attorney to give you their quote? Or is it something completely different?
The answer to these questions depends on who you call. You may be surprised to learn that sometimes you don't even get to speak with an actual attorney at some family law firms. Instead, some divorce attorneys might have their secretaries take the new client consultation call. So, what do you get in the initial consultation from the family law attorneys at Villani & DeLuca?
Make the Call
When you call (732-709-7757), we will set an appointment for you to speak with one of our family law attorneys. During the divorce consultation, the lawyer will obtain information regarding your marriage, separation, any financial issues in the case (including child support, spousal support and property division), whether you have a case pending and more. We will then ask you about your goals and any questions or concerns that you might have.
Choosing Your Divorce Attorney
First, for the lawyer/client relationship to work, both the attorney and client should want to work with each other, a circumstance that can be determined only after an initial consultation takes place. Ask important questions such as: Is the attorney a certified matrimonial law attorney, will the attorney you meet at the initial consultation be the attorney who will handle your case? How many years has the attorney been practicing?
We're Not Cookie-Cutter Lawyers
As no two cases are alike, we do not provide cookie cutter advice. Instead, with our experienced family law attorneys you will receive intelligent, tailored, strategic, professional and effective counsel to protect you and your family's interests. Right from the moment you pick up the phone and contact us, we will treat you with respect which means our divorce attorneys will not treat you like a “case” but rather a human being who is going through a stressful part of their life.
The First Conference
In most cases, our lawyers will cover frequently asked questions and discuss several topics in the first conference, including:
- The possibility of resolving your marital difficulties through counseling
- Assisting you as a parent in meeting your children's needs throughout the divorce process
- The process of dissolving the marriage by divorce
- Financial matters involving child support, alimony, real estate and personal property
- Legal rights of the parties
- Court procedures
- Procedures in the lawyer's office for handling the case
- Legal fees and court costs
- Mediation as an alternative to litigation
- Collaborative divorce as an alternative to litigation.
Villani & DeLuca is Your Ocean County and Monmouth County Family Law Firm
Getting divorced is a major life event. It is frequently mentioned as among the most stressful experiences a person undergoes in life, on par with the death of a loved one. At such a stressful time, it is important that your legal interests are represented by a caring and skillful attorney who is both an experienced and talented litigator in matrimonial law matters. Vincent C. DeLuca, Esq. of Villani & DeLuca, P.C., is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Attorney and is one of a limited number of attorneys to hold the prestigious certification of Matrimonial Attorney in Ocean County and New Jersey.
Are you ready for your free initial consultation? Call 732-709-7757 today; we're ready to talk with you!