Charlotte Family Law Specialist
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Before Your Visit

Before Your First Visit

A personal consultation is the best way to get information about your legal needs. It is important to take the opportunity to meet face-to-face with our Charlotte divorce attorney in a confidential setting to ask questions and learn more about the law surrounding your issue. Not only will you receive information tailored to your specific situation, you will also have the opportunity to meet the attorney and make a decision about whether this is a person with whom you can work and trust with your legal matters.

To save time, if possible, please fill out the client intake form, which is found online on our website[JG1], before you arrive. Please fill out the information as completely as possible. We know that sometimes you will not have all the information requested, but please do the best you can. The information is confidential and will not be used for any purpose other than to make a record of your visit so that we do not meet with someone in the future who is on the other side of your legal issue. This helps us to avoid a conflict of interest. We will also need a copy of your driver’s license to verify your identity when you arrive for your consultation.

If you have already been served with a lawsuit, or wish to discuss a separation agreement or prenuptial agreement that you have been asked to sign, please bring the papers with you to the meeting. If you like, you may fax or e-mail us copies before the meeting. Expect the attorney to take a few moments to review the documents before joining you.

People often bring a friend or family member with them to the initial consultation for moral support. The attorney will meet privately with you for a few moments before inviting your companion back into the consultation. In some cases, it may not be advisable for anyone but you and the attorney to meet, and we will need a chance to discuss this with you before adding people to the meeting.

We cannot meet with you and your spouse together, or with you and the person you feel is on the other side of your legal action. It’s a violation of an attorney’s code of ethics to represent or advise two opposing parties, even if they both feel that they are in agreement about issues. This extends to the consultation as well. Even if you believe that you and your spouse are in agreement and simply want us to prepare your formal agreement, the best policy is to come in by yourself, have a consultation and receive advice about the matter first. Then, once the document is drafted, if your spouse decides that he or she does not need legal advice about the matter, he or she is free to sign the document as drafted. Alternatively, your spouse is free to obtain legal advice about the matter from another attorney or firm.

We look forward to meeting with you.

We charge a flat consultation fee of $250 for up to one hour, and payment is due prior to services rendered. If you feel your matter is particularly complicated or cannot be explained in one hour, please advise our staff prior to the consultation that you will need more time. Although most initial consultations can be handled in one hour, at times, due to the complexity of the issues being discussed, an initial consultation can run longer. If it does, at the attorney’s discretion, the initial rate can be pro-rated for each additional 15 minutes of consultation time.

Please fill out the following forms and bring them with you to your consultation:

Recent Testimonials

  • I am very comfortable referring friends and family to him because of his expertise, he’s a true gem!

    “Mr. Krusch helped and prepared me for a difficult case. He worked extremely hard with his staff and they were very professional at all times. From the moment l walked in, till the end of the case. I am very comfortable referring friends and family to him because of his expertise, he’s a true gem!”

    Judith B.

  • I think he is one of the best family law attorneys in Mecklenburg County.

    “I endorse this lawyer. I practiced family law extensively in Charlotte in the 1990s and went up against Alan on several cases. He always did a great job protecting his client's interests. He is a very effective advocate in court. I think he is one of the best family law attorneys in Mecklenburg County.”

    Bobby B.

  • I have used Alan several times over the past 15 to 20 years. He is a caring and wise individual!

    “I have used Alan several times over the past 15 to 20 years. He is a caring and wise individual. I have always been very pleased with the service that Alan provided. If you need to get "lawyered up" for a domestic case, I highly recommend Alan.”

    STEVE C.

  • He has an in-depth understanding of the law and the ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively.

    “I am impressed with Mr. Krusch's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and the ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!”

    Andrew D.

  • Alan is a sophisticated professional.

    “Alan is a sophisticated professional. Wow, did I say wow?!!!! He will tell you up front EXACTLY what will happen with your case. Also known as the truth, which (by the way you probably already know.) My advice is to just let him do his job -that he is more than capable of doing. Don't ask too many questions or get yourself worked up. Alan will tell you in advance almost the exact outcome of your case to a t. In the end you can feel good about him as a human being because he won't resort to less than favorable behaviour. And by that I mean other attorneys who have to use immature tactics to make up for what they lack as men. Although it is quite entertaining to watch some of them!!!Hahahahaha!!!!! Submitted by JULIE MEDLIN, who JUST WON HER CASE!!!!!!!!! Thank you ALAN KRUSCH!”

    Julie M.