The best way to prepare for meeting your new lawyer is to gather information regarding all assets and liabilities that exist in the marriage to the best of your ability. In addition, bringing the most recent three to five years of tax returns to your initial meeting will assist the attorney in assessing issues of child support and alimony. The attorney may also request that a budget or monthly expenses be created. Regarding the children, it is helpful to be prepared to discuss the children’s schedules and potential custody arrangements that are in the best interests of the children. Lastly, most new clients typically find it helpful to bring a list of written questions or notes to discuss with the attorney so that they do not forget anything during the meeting.