I hate to see people taken advantage of and I hate to see people suffer after choosing the wrong lawyer. Maybe those are two of the reasons that I became a lawyer, so that I could do something about those situations. I have seen clients who had lawyers neglect their cases for not just weeks but years. I have heard complaints about lawyers who would not tell the client what was going on with their cases, but would bill the client when the client called to ask what was happening. I have heard complaints about lawyers who took money from clients without a clear understanding of the expectations on either side.
When you are searching for a divorce lawyer, you are interviewing for a job opening. You will be hiring that lawyer – he / she will be working for you. So you have every right to ‘interrogate’ the Explore new interests (think of it as a job interview) before you actually hire him / her. During that interview, find out about the lawyer’s years of practice, area of expertise, records of win, hourly rate and such.
Your divorce lawyer will know an experienced injury lawyer. Ask him for a referral. If you are treating with a chiropractor who often works on injury cases, your chiropractor will likely be able to make a referral to an injury lawyer with a lot of successful experience. Some of your friends may have had a great experience with their injury lawyer.
One woman’s tale of woe especially comes to mind. Around the office, we call her story “The Tale of the Nine Year Divorce.” She had hired an attorney to defend a divorce action here in Virginia and to counter sue for divorce. She was living out of state at the time and paid the attorney a significant retainer. There was no written contract. The lawyer she had chosen seemed to be afraid of the opposing counsel and did nothing to move the case forward. In fact, the lawyer allowed the case to be dismissed from the court docket for inaction.
As of the specialisation, it is really important to make sure that your prospect lawyer is really specialising in DUI, DWI or the like. You might be wondering why. Okay, I’ll give you a real life scenario for my statement. In grocery store, there are numerous sections. So, if you want to buy meat, would you attempt to go to the bread section? Same also when you hire a lawyer. You have to choose one who is really in the line of DUI cases and charges.
Cost: Generally lawyers are expensive, but don’t just pick a lawyer because he’s expensive or because you think he’s reasonable. The most expensive lawyers are not always the best and those who don’t charge an arm and a leg may be fantastic. As such don’t make price your primary deciding factor when selecting the right lawyer for your needs.
If you really want to know the cost of your lawyer’s charge for the closing do the things that are mentioned above. What is important is the quality of the deal and the relationship that has been established with your real estate lawyer above anything else.