You may come in and consult with us and decide that is the extent of the help you need. You may decide that you want us to be your counsel beyond that point. If so, we will formally enter into an attorney-client relationship, which means that we have a contract (called a fee agreement) which lays out our responsibilities to you, and your responsibilities to the firm and the case.
Before We Meet
Before we even get to the first meeting, we must complete what is called a Conflict Check. We must make sure we have not consulted with the opposing party or any third parties that may be adverse to you. We need certain information about you, the opposing party, and the issue that brings you to us before we meet.
After the initial consultation has been scheduled, but before you come in to meet with us, an Initial Consult form must be filled out. This form provides us more information regarding you and your spouse than the conflict check form. Once an attorney-client relationship has been established, we are able to insert the information into certain court documents that require it, as well as setting up your client file.
Initial ConsultDOWNLOAD PDF
Please fill out all pages, print the form, and bring it with you to the initial consultation.
Monthly Income & Expense ReportDOWNLOAD PDF
Please fill out all the fields, print the form, and bring it with you to your consultation or mail it to us.
Commonwealth of Virginia Report of Divorce or Annulment (VS-4)DOWNLOAD PDF
Please fill out the highlighted fields, print the form, and bring it with you to your consultation or mail it to us.
The ideal relationship between attorney and client is a cooperative partnership. Our job, among other things, is to educate our clients regarding the process in which they find themselves and the outside influences that come to bear, such as the court or the opinions of experts. The more the client understands the process and our job, the more of an asset they will be to the case.