In this blog about divorce and divorce law in Georgia, we attempt to give you some helpful tips about divorce and practical ideas for you to discuss with your own divorce lawyer.
So, here is another practical tip about who you should, and perhaps who you should NOT, take with you when you go to see your divorce attorney!
Is it okay to bring your kids when you meet with your divorce lawyer?
First of all, let's talk about your kids. Is it okay to take them? Ideally, you will be able to find a baby sitter, or family member, to watch your children, so that you can openly discuss your divorce with your divorce lawyer, without a lot of interruptions. But as a practical matter, we, at the Goolsby Law Firm, recognize that you may be unable to find a baby sitter. So, at our law firm, we keep some toys and coloring books handy, to keep the kids busy, in case you must bring them, too!
What about other family members or friends?
But let's talk about other family members. Should you bring your parents, siblings, or best friend, when you meet with your divorce lawyer? There is no simple, one-size-fits-all answer to this question. In some cases, for example, your mother may be your trusted advisor who can also help explain your situation to your divorce attorney. However, in other situations, your mom may be the type who will dominate the conversation, or make it difficult for you to confide completely in your divorce lawyer. In the latter situation, you should probably consider leaving sweet mom at home! After all, I don't believe toys or coloring books will sufficiently distract her!
Ultimately, you will have to decide who you should bring and who you should leave at home when you see your divorce attorney. But I hope this post will at least help you to carefully consider this issue, and make arrangements, prior to your own appointment with your divorce lawyer.