Becoming a Family Law Client
Many of our prospective clients come to us as referrals from other lawyers, related professionals or former clients. After a necessary conflict check, one of our experienced paralegals will obtain basic information and schedule an appointment with the lawyer of your choice. If the lawyer you initially request is not accepting new clients within the time frame you are seeking, you will be offered the opportunity to meet with another family lawyer (based on availability).
Once an appointment time has been set, you will be provided with a confirming letter and a questionnaire to complete and return prior to your assessment meeting. This information gives the lawyer a general overview of your situation and allows the meeting to focus on your most important questions.
The initial assessment meeting generally takes one and one-half hours and it will be followed by a thorough letter which will provide legal information and initial advice. If you and your lawyer agree the two of you should work together, you will be asked to sign a retainer agreement and provide the initial retainer. The retainer agreement you will be asked to sign depends on whether you are undertaking a conventional family law process or a collaborative family law process. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on retaining us.