There are some things in life that you can afford to trust to an upstart or novice. Trying a new landscaping company or visiting a new local deli are good examples of these things. But when it comes to life altering events you want the best. Your heart surgeon, brain surgeon, financial planner and your lawyer should be considered among these most important experts.
The law is a machine. And if you don’t get moving in the right direction or you receive a bad decision in court, it can take years to turn it around. That is why it is important to start in the right direction from day one.
Be Frank – Ask Honest Questions
Your lawyer is on your side. They are working for you. So, if you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask them, no matter how unpleasant. An experienced lawyer will know the answer and will be able to answer most any question you have with an honest expert opinion.
Meet with your attorney, look them in the eye and ask them all the questions you want. Don’t be afraid to ask financial questions. You have to know what to expect financially.
Do Your Homework
You can research your potential attorney on the web. There are plenty of published cases. Also, Google reviews provides individual reviews of the attorney and what their clients think of them. Visit the attorney’s website. Does it mention the key attributes you are looking for in legal representation?
If you put time into due diligence in choosing your attorney it will pay off in the future.