People often ask what they should bring with them to their first appointment. Every case is different, and if you think the attorney should see something, it’s worth bringing with you to discuss.

 

Here are some general rules:

 

  • If you’ve been served papers of any kind or been sent a letter that you need to discuss, bring those with you.

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  • If you already have a court case, bring all the paperwork from that case that you can.

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  •  If you have a family law matter, bring a few months worth of paystubs, your last tax return, and a few months worth of bank account statements (for child support).

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  • If you have a written agreement (like a lease, contract, etc.) that has something to do with your case, bring that.

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  • If you’re getting a will or estate plan done, bring a copy of any previous will you have and a copy of the deed or a property tax bill for any real estate you own.

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  • If you have a criminal charge or a traffic ticket, bring whatever paperwork you got from the officer or the courthouse.