Becoming A Client Of The Firm
If you've never met with a lawyer before for any issue, you may be apprehensive about reaching out to discuss your most personal problems. We know this isn't easy. We work with people every day who are in very difficult positions and care deeply about what is going on in their case. We aren't here to judge you. We are here to help you get back on your feet and get ready to face the new challenges that you will experience after your case has resolved.
The Los Angeles-based law firm of TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP, has helped many people successfully resolve their California family law issues. Below is some general information about the first stages of the process, so that you can get a little more familiar with taking those initial steps in reaching out to us. If you want to know more about what we can do for you, just give us a call at 310-453-6226.
What You Should Bring To Your First Consultation
In a divorce or child custody dispute, you need to be thoroughly prepared for whatever may happen. In order to prepare the strongest possible case, you need to start gathering important information as soon as it appears your relationship or marriage is ending.
Some of the things that you should bring with you to your first consultation with us include:
- Estimates of your spouse's and your monthly gross income (before taxes)
- Two years of tax returns
- Two months of your pay stubs or proof of income (if any)
- Most recent bank statement (checking, savings, money market accounts)
- Most recent statements for retirement plans
- Most recent statement for investment accounts (stocks, bonds, etc.)
- Most recent statements for all debts (credit cards, loans, etc.)
- List of real property in which you or your spouse have any ownership interest (if any)
- Entity names and description of type of industry of all business in which you or your spouse have any ownership interest (if any)
These documents can help us determine some of the basic issues present in your case. This will also help guide our discussion and develop a strategy with you to help you prepare yourself for what will come next.
Should you then decide to retain our services, we get started on building a case for you. We will work with you to decide which strategies best fit your circumstances.
What You Need To Know About Family Law In California
First and foremost, we want you to know that each case is different. Your divorce, custody dispute or other legal issue is unique to you. No matter how terrible your friend's divorce was, you will have different concerns that matter to you, and the law may impact your case in a different way as well.
Additionally, your case will take a toll on your emotions. These are not easy things to simply move past. These are life-changing events. You need to make sure that you are making your decisions without letting your emotions take over. With the assistance of our experienced family law attorneys, navigating through the process can be much less daunting.
Finally, family law in California has many areas where the judge is allowed to use his or her discretion to make a decision. In order to present your best version of your story to the court, you need an experienced attorney on your side to work with you throughout your case. It can help you come that much closer to obtaining your specific goals.
Want To Know More On How This Impacts You?
To meet with our attorneys to discuss your case, please call our Los Angeles office at or send us an email to schedule your consultation.