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Things to do before you talk to a lawyer
Court Basics Topics
This content was last updated on 2/15/2022
Make sure you are ready for your meeting with a lawyer. That way you can get the most out of your time and make the best decisions. Here are some things you should do before you meet with your lawyer:
Know your goals
Know what you are looking for. For example, you can say “I want to get child support payments” or “I want to see if my landlord will give me more time to move.”
Decide on a budget
Figure out how much money you can spend on legal help. Come up with a specific amount that you can afford.
Gather the documents you need
Get your documents together that are important to your legal issue. Take them to the meeting with your lawyer. These might be things like:
- court papers