In light of the worldwide pandemic, many important tasks are being handled while at home using a device or computer to communicate. Schools, businesses, and even doctor's appointments are conducting much of their business from their home locations. Divorce attorneys are also meeting with clients and prospective clients in the same way. If you are getting a divorce and you need to speak with your attorney in the midst of the pandemic, there are some things you should keep in mind before you start your online conferencing session. Here are some tips to think about:
Make Sure You Are Alone
When you are meeting with your attorney on a Zoom or Skype session, make sure to schedule it when no one else is home to distract you. Make sure your children are out of the house and your spouse, if your spouse is still living in the home, is not around. These meetings contain important, confidential information. If you cannot have privacy and quietness in your house, consider borrowing the guest room at a friend's house or even sit in your car. You need to be able to listen to the information and be able to answer important questions.
In addition to finding a quiet space for your meeting, you also need to eliminate anything that may distract you. This includes turning off all notifications on your phone, picking a time when you do not have to do virtual learning with your children, you are not multitasking for your job, and so on.
Get Yourself Organized
Before your call begins, make sure you have all your information in your hands and ready to go. You do not want to waste precious time with your attorney looking for specific paperwork. This may include a prenuptial agreement, copies of your bills, bank statements, tax forms, and the like.
Prepare Your Questions in Advance
Before your meeting, be sure to have a list of questions you need to have answered ready to go. These meetings can be rather short, so make sure you prioritize your questions accordingly. Chances are you may only have enough time to address one concern. However, you will still have your list of questions to address during future meetings. Always jot down anything you think you need to ask your attorney as soon as you think of it.
The process of divorce, especially in the midst of a pandemic, can be difficult. Thankfully, technology is available to help keep the process moving along. For more information about divorce lawyers in your area, contact a local law office.