At Laura Monty Law, LLC, we understand that contacting an attorney to discuss your personal family matters can be difficult, especially if you do not have previous experience working with attorneys. To help you prepare, here are some of the most commonly asked questions and answers about an initial consultation:
How do I schedule an initial consultation?
You can contact Laura Monty at 970-797-3407 or by email at Laura@lauramontylaw.com to schedule a consultation appointment. Please be prepared to provide some basic information, such as the names of the parties, the type of case, the number and ages of children, as well as whether anything has been filed with the court. This information will be used to ensure there are no conflicts of interest with you meeting with Ms. Monty. The specific details of your case will not be discussed at length during this call/email, as that discussion will be reserved for the initial consultation.
How long is an initial consultation appointment?
The initial consultation usually lasts 1-1.5 hours.
Do I need to bring anything with me to the initial consultation?
If there have been any previous court orders issued in your case or if anything has been filed and is currently pending before the court, it is helpful if you bring that paperwork to the consultation. It is also helpful for you to jot down some notes ahead of the meeting of the main points you would like to tell Ms. Monty as well as making a list of any questions you may have.
Should I bring a support person with me to the initial consultation?
While we understand that it may be easier to attend a consultation with a support person, it is generally discouraged to bring a third party to a consultation or subsequent meeting with your attorney. When a client meets with an attorney, the conversations that occur are protected and confidential. However, when a third party also attends the meeting, that confidentiality is lost and the third party could be subpoenaed to share the details of those conversations. You are welcome to bring a support person with you to the appointment, but they will likely be asked to wait in the waiting room while you meet with Ms. Monty.
Do you offer free initial consultations?
We do not offer free consultations, however the initial consultation is billed at a reduced hourly rate. Payment is due at the end of the consultation, and can be paid via cash, check or credit card. Please contact us to learn more about our current rates.
Do you offer phone consultations?
An in-person consultation appointment is preferred so that both the client and the attorney have an opportunity to get to know one-another and make sure they are a good fit for each other. That being said, if you do not live in the area or if it is not feasible for you to come into the office, we do offer phone consultations. Payment will be collected at the end of the phone call via credit card.
Where is your office located?
Laura Monty Law, LLC is located at 155 E. Boardwalk Drive, #447, Fort Collins, CO 80525. We are located within Front Range Business Centers. You can take the elevator directly to the 4th floor, and you will enter the reception area directly from the elevator.