Take a Tip from a Divorce Lawyer

Inaction Is Stressful; Action Brings Relief

In my 30 years of helping people through divorce, by far the hardest part for most people is getting started.

Making the phone call to a divorce lawyer is difficult

That first appointment with a lawyer is difficult

When they walk out my door after a consultation they feel … relief.

Even people who haven't yet made the decision to pursue a divorce feel more grounded and calm after talking to a lawyer. That's because taking any action to address a deep-seated problem feels empowering. You are making a visible step forward instead of remaining stuck in negative thinking.

When you have that first meeting with a divorce attorney, don't worry if you don't know what you want to do. You are not making the decision to get divorced right now. You are simply getting information -- learning about how Rhode Island divorce law may apply in your case, learning about resources that you may need later on in the process: child custody evaluators, finance experts, co-parenting classes.

Some people fear that if they talk about divorce, they are going to have to do something about it. That might be the case if you were talking to your family and friends about problems in your marriage. They are deeply concerned about you and they may push you to take action. But that is not the case when talking with a lawyer. You are under no obligation to do anything more, unless you choose to do so.

Your consultation with a divorce lawyer is absolutely confidential. You can talk about any concern you may be having. You can ask any question.

In addition to getting legal information, your initial consultation is also a time get a feel for the attorney. If you choose to move forward, you will be working together for months to come. Do you feel he understands you? Do you feel you can be open and honest with him? Do you have confidence that he can get the job done?

Don't worry. Take that first step. Call today to schedule an initial consultation with a divorce attorney and get your questions answered.

I represent clients throughout Rhode Island including Cranston, Warwick, Providence, East Providence, Johnston, Smithfield, Lincoln, Barrington, East Greenwich, Cumberland, North Providence, North Kingstown, Warren, West Greenwich, North Smithfield, Scituate, Pawtucket, West Warwick, Woonsocket, Glocester, and Tiverton.