If you have been served with legal papers or have received something indicating that someone has already filed a legal action, you need to bring with you the papers you received. If you are consulting about a divorce, you should gather enough information to know the approximate value of your assets and accounts, as well as your debts. If you do not have access to financial information, that is okay. If you are consulting about child custody or child support issues, it is helpful if you have approximate gross income information for both parents, the cost of the child's health insurance coverage, and daycare costs. For the initial consultation, I do not need detailed records or financial information, but it is a good idea for you to make a list or at least familiarize yourself with the assets and debts that you and your spouse have so we can discuss their treatment in the divorce process.