The Initial Phone Call
The first phone call will be brief and to the point. The receptionist at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC will require the name and reason for the call from a prospective client. This is where the client should give them a condensed version of their legal troubles. The potential client’s name is necessary to make certain that there is no conflict of interest.
The attorneys at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC ensure complete confidentiality of all phone calls. However, clients are strongly advised against going into detail while on the phone with the receptionist because lawyers will not offer any advice without hearing the details directly from the client and seeing the evidence first hand.
The First Meeting
Meeting with the Family Lawyers at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC will not create any obligation on the potential client to hire Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC, nor does it means that the client is now inclined to get a divorce at all costs. In fact, the lawyers are only considered hired and in service when the client signs a retainer agreement with the firm.
To get the most out of the first meeting with a family lawyer, clients are advised to be familiar with the information in the following documents, which will ultimately be needed. Recently filed tax return with all attachments, schedules, forms.
• Proof of income, expenses, and assets
• A copy of your birth and marriage certificates
• Social security numbers
• Driver’s license numbers
• A copy of any premarital agreement
• Savings, checking account and other banking information as well as debt details
• Details of investments
• Pension information
• Real estate holding information
• Details of valuable household objects, such as jewelry, artwork, etc.
• Divorce lawyers can deduce quite a lot of information just from the tax return.
The Initial Conversation
Clients must share all of the important, relevant information with the lawyer during their initial meeting. The clients are encouraged to be honest to their lawyers from the onset of the dealings. Keeping secrets from your lawyer can be quite costly, wasting time negotiating or preparing for court proceedings. Everything said to the lawyer is confidential, subject to the attorney-client privilege .
After hearing out the details of the situation , lawyers inform their clients of all their options and the likely outcomes. Clients are encouraged to discuss these options but bear in mind that the laws applied in another case may not be applicable to the client’s case. Child support, spousal support, alimony and the concept of an equitable division of property are different for each case.
Continuing the Conversation
Later on in the process, clients primarily speak with their attorney over the phone or by email. It is important that clients clarify their preferred modes of communication with the divorce lawyer at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC. The lawyers at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC have been known to go out of their way accommodate the client’s wishes. For example, an elderly client preferred strictly phone and physical mail communication, and Vetrano was happy to accommodate her preference.
The lawyers at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC focus their practices on family law and serve Philadelphia, King of Prussia, and West Chester PA as well as surrounding areas. Family lawyers at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC are available at a phone call at 610-265-4441.
Our experienced family lawyers take the time to fully understand the financial and emotional complexities that can be involved in separating two lives. We offer the patience and resources to effectively guide clients through a divorce, addressing all the challenges they may face in moving forward with their lives. To learn more about how we can help protect your rights and interests in a complex divorce, contact the Pennsylvania divorce attorneys at Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman LLC.