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Secret Consultation with Divorce Lawyer
I want to talk to a divorce lawyer but I don't want my spouse to find out, what do I do?
Answer. Any consultation with a divorce lawyer is confidential and is part of attorney/client relationship. You can call the lawyer to set up a first appointment and tell the person who makes the appointment that you will call back to confirm and that they are NOT to call you. Also when you meet with the lawyer tell him/her not to send you any mail to your home. Most spouses open a post office box in a nearby town (not in their town) in their own name and use this post office box to facilitate communication with an lawyer by mail. In most cases you can, with some advanced planning, keep your involvement with a divorce lawyer a secret until you file for divorce.
If the divorce is being filed under one of the seven fault grounds (including extreme cruelty, adultery, abandonment, substance or alcohol addiction, institutionalization, deviant sexual conduct and incarceration), the 18 month separation period, required for a no-fault divorce, is waived. However, each ground for divorce has its own stipulations.
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