What To Expect At Our First Meeting


Often the first question divorce clients have before they meet with an attorney is what to expect at the first consultation. Taking the first step can be stressful, so we’ve included some information that may help ease your mind about meeting with us. At Nachlis Family Law Group, we want our clients to feel comfortable working with our firm.

What Should I Bring?

Don’t worry — you don’t have to have all the pertinent documents in time for our first meeting. If you are out of the marital home then you may not have access to any of this information. However, if possible, it is helpful to have the following information:

  • Tax returns
  • Pleadings (divorce paperwork), if any
  • Pre- or post-marital agreements
  • Any other income information
  • A list of questions

Before we meet, we will have completed a conflict check and gathered some basic background information. We will work to supplement this information when we meet with you.

What Will Happen At Our Meeting?

We aim to make you as comfortable as possible during our first meeting. We understand that this may be an emotional meeting for you. We want to hear your concerns, your objectives and your fears.

Our lawyers will explain the different processes, outline potential issues and inquire about your family and your children. Initial meetings usually last about an hour and we hope that by the end of that meeting, we have a more complete picture of your situation and you have a better understanding of how we approach our practice.

Contact Our San Francisco Office

We want you to feel comfortable at your first meeting. Call 415-399-8380 to reach our office or complete our intake form. From our office we can serve clients throughout California.