If you have been injured in a car accident, have been arrested and charged with a crime, or are going through a contested divorce, you may be looking to hire a law firm to represent you. While there are many specific questions you want to ask a lawyer pertaining to your case, there are some general questions that should also be asked. These questions should be asked of any law office, regardless of what type of law they practice. Here are a few of those general questions.
How Do You Get Paid for Your Services?
One of the most important questions to ask any law office you are considering hiring is how they get paid for their services. Some attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means that they get a portion of your settlement, instead of charging you upfront. Other attorneys may charge by the hour or may charge a flat fee for their services. Money is always important, so asking this question upfront helps you to find an attorney that you can afford to help with whatever type of case you may have.
Are You the Attorney Helping With This Case?
Another important question to ask when you are looking to hire an attorney's office is who will be helping with the case. Some law firms have the attorney who will be taking on your case sit down and talk to you, while other offices may have any free attorney talk to you, but may later assign your case to a different lawyer within the firm. You always want to talk to the attorney you will be working with before agreeing to work with them. Ensure the attorney you are talking to is the lawyer in the firm who will be taking on your case.
Why Are You the Best Lawyer For This Case?
Finally, be sure to ask a law office or lawyer why they are the best firm or lawyer for your case. They should tell you what their track record is with cases like yours and help you understand what they can do to assist you with your case.
Asking each of these general questions will help you learn more about the law office you are looking to handle and how that law firm may be able to assist you with your case. Many lawyers offer a free or reduced-price consultation, so you should always take a lawyer up on this offer. This allows you to learn more about the law firm and ensure they are the right attorney's office to help with your specific case.Share
5 May 2022
The laws governing child custody and guardianship can be confusing. As a family attorney, I have helped many clients gain legal guardianship over a foster child or a relative's child. Getting legal guardianship of a child you are caring for is important because you need to be able to make decisions about that child's education, health care and other matters. This blog will help you navigate the world of legal guardianship and show you how to take steps to get guardianship over a child whether the child's parents are cooperative or not. Legal guardianship does matter even if a child is not going to be adopted. I hope to help people find the way to get this done.