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What to Expect in an Initial Consultation

How Will Your Meeting Go?

One of the first things you will do when considering divorce is speak with an attorney. During your initial consultation, the attorney will ask you several questions about your marriage and your plans for the future. They will also discuss the details of getting a divorce in Texas. While this process might seem a bit frightening, it can help to know what to expect going into such a meeting.

Keep reading to learn what you can expect during your initial consultation with a divorce attorney.

The Flow of Conversation

The attorney will ask you many questions about your marriage. It is important to be honest and open in your answers, as these will help the attorney get an idea of what to expect from the divorce proceedings. The conversation will flow something like this:

The attorney will start by asking how you and your spouse communicate currently. Do you speak regularly? Is it amicable or hostile? How well do you think you would be able to co-parent if needed?

Next, the attorney will ask about your financial situation. This includes questions about your income, debts, and assets. Be prepared to discuss these in detail, as they will play a large role in the divorce proceedings.

Finally, the attorney will ask about your goals for the divorce. What are you hoping to achieve? Are you looking for joint custody of your children? Do you want to keep the house? How do you feel about spousal support?

Answering these questions honestly will give the attorney a good idea of what to expect from the divorce proceedings and how best to help you achieve your goals.

Asking Questions of the Attorney

Most people who come in for an initial consultation have a list of questions they want to ask. That's perfectly normal and expected. You should feel free to ask any questions you may have, no matter how minor they may seem. The attorney is there to help you and give you the information you need to make informed decisions about your case.


Confidentiality is one of the most important aspects of an initial consultation. You can expect your attorney to keep what you discuss between the two of you confidential. This means that anything you share with your attorney will not be shared with anyone else unless you give your permission. This is important because it allows you to feel comfortable discussing sensitive information with your attorney without worrying about who else will find out.

Get Started With Us

While it may be frightening to think of meeting with an attorney and sharing intimate personal details, you can rest easy knowing that the team at Verner Brumley Mueller Parker is there for you. We will listen to your story, listen to your needs, and help you determine how to move forward with your case. Our goal is to make you feel heard, understood, and comfortable.

Learn more about our services or schedule a consultation by calling us at (214) 225-6766 or by visiting our website.