TRY NOT TO BRING CHILDREN TO THE FIRST INTERVIEW WITH AN ATTORNEY
This is part of my series on What To Do When You First Need To See A Matrimonial Attorney Although it can be very difficult to find a babysitter during the day, it is always best to try to come to the first conference without a child. It is very distracting if a squirming or screaming child is present during the interview. It takes away from the attention the attorney needs to give the client. It is also not healthy or in the child's best interest to hear negative things about the other parent. There will be better opportunities for a child to be told about the divorce and this should not occur during an attorney/client interview. It also can be intimidating for a child to come to a law office and meet with an attorney in an office or conference room. In addition, if the spouse finds out that the child sat in on an interview, it will almost certainly cause a disturbance between the litigants, which is not a desired result. There will be enough problems and issues to dispute during the litigation and keeping arguments to a minimum over issues that can be avoided seems like the rational choice on this particular point.