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How to prepare for your custody or parenting time consultation

Congratulations! You've taken the first hard step in finding out what your legal options are for custody and parenting time! While going into a family law consultation can be stressful, it's important to remember that your attorney does this every day, usually multiple times, so will not be judging you. Being truthful is important so the attorney can best assist you.


While it isn't required, below are some questions that would be helpful to know the answers to for your initial consultation. If you don't have the answers, that's okay too!


  • Has a case already been filed? If so, make sure you send copies of the paperwork to our office before your appointment! It is especially important for a custody case to provide the most recent custody order.

  • If you were married, what is your marriage date (when were you married) and when were you divorced?

  • What are your children's ages?

  • What is the current custody arrangement?

  • What is the current parenting time schedule?

  • What is your yearly income? What is your ex's yearly income? (for child support calculations)

  • What are your concerns about parenting time/custody?


Your attorney will use this information to analyze your situation and discuss your options with you. If you have any questions, make sure you write them down ahead of time so you don't forget! While legal action regarding your children is certainly stressful, our office attempts to make the process as efficient as possible.


Attorney Allison Greenlee Korr handles family cases in the counties of Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Van Buren and St. Joseph, call today for a consultation. 269-381-4471

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