Divorce law is all about preparation and strategy.
Only a tiny percentage of divorces will end up in a divorce trial. The majority of opposed (contested) divorces will just have interim applications argued in front of a Judge or Magistrate before the matter gets settled. It is as such unlikely that you will have to testify in your divorce trial.
It is therefore beneficial to start off your divorce by preparing for it.
Ready yourself for your initial meeting with a Divorce Lawyer. It is likely that the Attorney will supply you with a lot of information and ask you for even more information and documentation.
Think about the issues that you are concerned about; these issues may relate to:
Documents that you should bring with to your first divorce consultation may include the following (if applicable):
The first consultation with a Divorce Attorney may cause anxiety for many people. Good Divorce Attorneys will not judge you and will try and put you at ease.
If you cannot obtain the information listed above in time for your first consult, do not cancel the appointment as this will merely delay the inevitable. You can always get and supply the information later.