If your spouse has filed for divorce and you have received the paperwork that was filed with the court, you should bring those documents to your first meeting.If no divorce has been filed, you should be prepared to discuss the reason why you’re visiting an attorney. Be prepared to ask all the questions that you want to ask your situation. Make notes or a list if you need to. And you should ask the attorney about all of the processes available to you if you are considering termination of your marriage. Litigating in court is not the only option – there are alternatives including the collaborative family law process to mediation. Your goal is to become informed so that you can make the decisions that need to be made for you to move forward.