Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What do I need to bring to the initial consultation?

When seeking legal assistance you must come prepared to ask and answer questions because I can't help you if you are not ready to help yourself. (See Be Prepared)

1. Bring all documents pertaining to your issues.  Previous court orders, current court orders, proposed settlement agreements, and any evidence that may support your claim or defense.

2. Bring an open mind, reasonable demeanor, and your honesty.  There are always two sides to every story.  That doesn't mean one side is wrong or right.  An open mind will help you to understand other points of view.  A reasonable demeanor assists me to determine what legal options are best for you and your situation.  And, honesty should go without saying...but it's still worth discussing.  Being honest with me is important but it's imperative when dealing with the Court. Full disclosure to me helps me determine what I need to do to advocate for you and how I can protect you.  Dishonestly with the Court is called perjury and results in dire consequences. 

3. Bring Yourself. Many times, people bring a support person.  This is not unusual but is usually distracting and counter-productive.  This is YOUR issue not theirs.  I do not oppose you bringing a potential witness or support person, but please know that during a consultation (or appointment) absolutely no confidential issues can be discussed due to ethical considerations.  Please prepare anyone who comes along that they will be asked to wait in reception until they are needed.  (see Ethical Statement)

 

 








Gabrielle N. Helix
Attorney At Law

2117 Whitesburg Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801

T: 256.489.0595
F: 256.489.0596

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers