Consultations with a lawyer serve many purposes. It is an important way to learn more about the options for resolution available to you and lawyers have a statutory responsibility to advise you of those different process options. A consultation is also an opportunity to see if you will be a good fit to work together and whether you feel comfortable with this professional.  You can ask about the lawyer’s experience in using different approaches and about the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a certain approach.  You can also check whether the information you do have is reliable, obtain general legal advice and get referrals to valuable resources. Finally, this is also the time to learn about the cost of choosing different options and how long it may take to bring things to a conclusion. If you need advice about a legal matter, we would be happy to consult with you.