If you are meeting a family-law attorney for the first time, seeking a consultation about a divorce action, the most important documents that you can bring with you to facilitate the conversation between you and this attorney, are tax returns, a list of assets, a list of debts. For example, loans, credit card statements. You need to know the date of marriage. Are you living together? What is the marital residence? What is the address?
Do you have children? How old are the children? Do they have childcare expenses? Any documentation that can help the attorney structure a review of those pieces of information, that can help you understand the full picture of what you are going to be undertaking in a divorce action, are very important for you to bring with you.