If you’ve never met with a divorce attorney in Paterson before, then it’s only natural to wonder what kinds of questions you should ask during your initial consultation. No matter what questions you decide to ask, you should put them in writing, as this will help you organize your thoughts and remember the most important questions during the meeting.

In this video, a divorce lawyer provides examples of questions to ask your attorney. As he explains, you should ask a family attorney about his or her experience and background in family law. For example, you can ask how many divorce cases your lawyer has handled and whether he or she primarily represents husbands or wives. You should also ask about issues related to your case, such as child custody, alimony, or equitable distribution of assets.