The fastest way to set up an initial consultation is to call our office. Usually, an appointment can be made within 48 hours
(Monday – Friday).
You can also email us by copying the link at the bottom of the page or simply by filling out the form. A response to an email is usually made within 24 hours (Monday – Friday). If you are from outside of the Yakima area, a telephone appointment can easily be arranged.
The first thing you will be asked for is your name and the name of the opposing party. Before an attorney can talk to you, we must first make sure we do not have a conflict. This usually can occur while you are on the phone.
Most family law matters require that you file certain financial documents with the Court. At a minimum, your tax returns for the past two years will be needed, as well as your most recent pay stub. These documents are filed with the Court but are not available to the general public. You can speed things up by bringing these financial documents with you to your initial consultation. You should also bring any copies of legal papers with which you have been served, and any previous Court Orders that have been filed in your case. Please read our divorce FAQs and custody FAQs if you have any immediate questions.
The purpose of the initial consultation is for the attorney to get general background information regarding the facts of your case, and to provide you with a general overview of the law and the process you can expect. After the initial consultation, if you wish to hire us to represent you, you will be asked to pay a retainer. The retainer is based on the complexity of your case. The attorney’s representation of you will not begin until the retainer has been paid.