What are some reasons I might need a consultation?
- If need to file or you have been served with a complaint
- To learn more about the law if you believe you may end up in a divorce or other family law case
- To get a second opinion if you are unsure about a decision in your family law case
- If you are shopping attorneys to find the best fit for your situation
Will the consultation be online or in person?
We can either schedule your consultation in person or by zoom. Some people prefer having the benefit of face-to-face contact with our attorneys, whereas others prefer the flexibility of meeting virtually. Although statistics show that in-person meetings are typically more productive, many people have child care considerations and work schedules that may make meeting in person challenging. In these situations, meeting virtually will likely be the easier option.
Which attorney will I meet with?
All of our attorneys have years of experience and you can view our profiles to select the lawyter than best fits your needs. We work as a team so when you hire us, you are getting the power of all our collective legal experience. We often discuss our cases and collaborate with each other. No matter which attorney you consult with, rest assured that our entire team is trained to understand the all types of cases.
If want to meet in person frequently, you may want to choose an attorney that works in the office nearest to you. We have offices in Tewksbury and Danvers. We do have a handful of clients that do not live in Middlesex or Essex county, or they live out of Massachusetts altogether. We are very comfortable working virtually and many hearings and mediations also can occur virtually as well.
Do you offer Free Consultations?
Our attorneys do community volunteer work and offer free consultations at our designated pro bono days for those that are low-income. Click here to learn more about our pro-bono days. We offer an introductory reduced rate of $100.00 per hour for your initial consultation.
How long are consultations?
Consultations with our attorneys are up to 1 hour.
Can I hire without a consultation?
Yes, if you are a returning client you can hire without a consultation. If we have never worked with you, we require a consultation before we get started.
What will I learn in my consultation?
The consultation is designed for us to get to know one another and to act as an initial strategy session/brainstorming session. It is not a sales pitch. We will provide you with substantive information and ideas for you during the session. You will leave the session with answers to questions and with advice on how to handle your situation while you get ready for and during the pendency of your court case.
What information must I provide prior to my consultation?
Prior to scheduling your consult we require a preliminary intake questionnaire to be completed. We must collect your name, email, phone number and the name of the opposing party. We also need to determine (as best we can) if you case is within our jurisdiction. All information that you provide to us prior to and during your consultation is held in the utmost confidence.
Do I need to bring anything to my consultation?
If you were served with any court paperwork, it is very important to bring this with you. You also may need to bring a copy of your original certified marriage certificate or your child’s original certified birth certificate if you need to file for divorce or a paternity action. Sometimes it is often helpful to have copies of recent tax returns, paystubs, bank statements, and other documents bearing numbers that may be lying around your home or office if child support or alimony may be at issue. Lastly, if you happen to have found that singularly incriminating love note or videotape, bring that along as well. If you have anything that you believe might be important for us to review, you may bring that as well.