Are you getting ready to launch a brand new business? Has your spouse just filed for divorce? Do you need assistance with writing a will?
In all of these situations it will serve you best to seek the guidance of an experienced attorney. Here are a few tips to help you pick the best attorney.
Find an Attorney With Relevant Experience
Most attorneys specialize in one particular area of law. It is very important you find an attorney with relevant experience in the area of law your case revolves around.
For example, if you are currently going through a divorce you don’t want to hire an attorney who usually deals with business cases.
Chances are they won’t know how to represent you in a courtroom if they have never dealt with a divorce case.
Research, Research, Research
Take the time to do a bit of research before choosing which attorney you will hire to represent you.
Talk to a minimum of three lawyers before deciding which one you want to work with. Most attorneys will offer a free consultation so you can briefly discuss your case with them.
Some questions you should ask during the consultation include what experience do they have, how much are their fees, how likely are you to win the case, and how long will it take for the case to be resolved?
Have a Clear Understanding of What The Attorney Will Do For You
Before you agree to anything make sure you and the attorney are on the same page. Find out how often your attorney will update you on your case.
Find out what information you will need to provide and what the total cost will be for the services being provided.
While no attorney will be able to tell you exactly how long you will need their services, they can give you an estimate which will help you better understand how much you may have to spend overall.
If you’re not sure about something don’t be afraid to get clarification. Always remember that the attorney is working for you. You are paying them to help you on your case.
If they have a problem answering your questions that’s a sign you need to find a new attorney.
Discuss how the lawyer will handle your case. You should feel comfortable with the approach the attorney is taking.
If you don’t like said approach, let the attorney know.
When it boils down to it there should be an open line of communication between you and your lawyer.
If there isn’t find a new lawyer.