Getting Prepared

We want to help you be ready for your appointment.

At Kingston & Kingston, we encourage our clients to utilize our legal services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. This approach can begin prior to your first appointment. Before you make any changes in your personal situation, please follow the tips below:

See an Attorney As Soon As Possible
Decisions you make and actions you take can critically impact the ultimate result in your case. Before you take any action, consult with an attorney to explain your specific needs and wishes. Your attorney can advise you on the best way to proceed.

Identify Your Priorities and Goals
Think about what is most important to you and what you would like to achieve.

Make a List of All Assets and Debts or Damages
Your attorney will need to know the basic facts of your situation. Bringing a list of the assets and debts of you and your spouse or the decedent’s estate to help your attorney better understand your case. For a personal injury case we would need all bills, reports and out-of-pocket costs related to the injury.

Contemplate Your Marital Lifestyle
Your Family Law attorney will ask you about the key aspects of your lifestyle with your mate, including marital residence, extent of savings, frequency and locations of vacations, children’s activities and expenses, etc. The marital standard of living will impact any spousal support (alimony) award in your case.

Consider Therapy for Yourself and Your Children
We are here to help you and look out for your best legal interests. However, we are not therapists. Please take care of yourself and your children and consider seeking professional advice from a psychologist or counselor during this difficult time. We do provide referrals in that area should you need one, so please don’t hesitate to ask.