FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Let us answer them for you.
WHEN DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY?
"When do you need insurance?"
People often believe that they need an attorney's services only to solve a problem or to get out of a critical situation. In our opinion, the best time to see an attorney is not only when you are facing legal trouble, but before troubles come your way. By resolving potential problems, prevention will save your time, money, and peace of mind.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN I HIRE AN ATTORNEY?
Clients should feel a sense of trust or ease when hiring an attorney. As your hired advocate, you can expect your attorney to do the following:
Pinpoint your problems;
Research and analyze all available facts and information relating to your problems;
Interview involved parties;
Negotiate a settlement if a fair agreement can be reached;
Keep you informed on your case;
Answer all questions relating to your case;
Discuss fees with you at your first visit, and agree upon how fees will be paid;
Be candid in all aspects of your case and legal processes; and
Keep anything you say confidential.
CAN I HANDLE MY OWN LEGAL PROBLEMS?
"Do you remember the time that you tried to cut your own bangs?"
It is not illegal for you to represent yourself in court or handle your own legal matters. Judges and court personnel are not permitted to give any legal advice as your case proceeds. Attorneys are trained to provide professional legal assistance, to be aware of court procedures, filing requirements, deadlines, and other details that most would easily overlook.