Be Prepared for Your First Meeting With an Attorney


Are you meeting with an attorney for the first time? As we all know, these meeting can run into the hundreds if not thousands of dollars. If you’re part of a group that’s purchasing a piece of land, filing a lawsuit or party to a divorce, it’s critical to have all of your information and documents in order prior to meeting with the attorney. Follow these recommendations from the legal insiders to maximize your time with an attorney.

If you’re purchasing a new home the transaction is generally completed by an attorney. The closing itself can be quite stressful. Normally, closings are held in attorney’s offices and include a real estate agent representing the buyer, a real estate agent representing the seller, a mortgage banker, if a mortgage has been obtained, the buyers of the property and sellers of said property as well as a paralegal to assist with the mountain of paperwork.

This is a business meeting and you should plan to dress accordingly. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and consider investing in a pair of dress shoes and up to date accessories from Aldo Shoes. They have a great selection at a terrific value.

Bring all of the documentation that has been requested by your real estate agent and the attorney’s paralegal. When all of the signing is complete, you’ll be handed the keys to your new home and the attorneys will arrange to have the new deed filed in the court house records to ensure clean trail of the property title.

More often than not the cost of the attorney and any additional fees are included in the lump sum closing cost figures which you will have been instructed to bring to the closing table or have previously wired into the attorney’s trust account. When the last paper is signed – you’re a new home owner. Congratulations to you!