What To Expect At Our First Meeting

Often the first question 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 & Fink, 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 no longer living in the family home, we recognize that you may not have access to any of this information. If information is available, it may be helpful to have the following information:

  • Tax returns
  • Pleadings (divorce paperwork), if any
  • Pre- or postmarital agreements
  • Any other asset, debt income and living expense 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 dispute resolution 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 basic picture of your situation and that 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 415-579-3149 to reach our office or complete our intake form. From our office we can serve clients throughout California.