I have witnessed horrific litigation cases where couples have spent tens of thousands of dollars arguing from an emotional place instead of a rational one.
If your spouse or co-parent has filed a lawsuit or motion that could affect your rights, you may have only days to respond.
I know that a lot of attorneys that offer free consults won't give any legal advice but I just don't see how that's possible since when I meet with a PC, they come in demanding answers. We are not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. If you are not satisfied with our services, please contact us immediately and we will correct the situation, provide a refund or offer credit that can be used for future LegalZoom orders. In this sense, a consultation fee may be a way that your lawyer compensates for the loss of future potential legal work.
This kind of thing wouldn't work in, for example, Andrew's line of work, where people are making a decision quickly, but could work for areas like corporate, regulatory or employment where people may just want advice on what to do next.
And is it a "meet and greet" sales type of meeting?
Keep your own files. Maybe you want to avoid a trial at all costs but your attorney really wants to just go to trial, or perhaps you have no intention of settling and want your day in court.
Other lawyers charge a contingent fee, which means they get paid only if they win your case and, and the case is won, they take a percentage of the money they win on your behalf. And I include much of this article in my consultation fee agreement, where I take a credit card up front.
First, lawyers are bound by strict rules of professional conduct. Then I explain my fee and how to hire me. I think everyone here charges for domestic issues. You will not get much legal advice at this consult since it is not meant to resolve your legal question , but is instead an opportunity to determine if you wish to hire this attorney. Clients should always be open and honest with their attorney knowing that the information would be held confidential.
Many family law attorneys advertise "free consultations. I wanted to stand up and say "you're welcome!
These are serious concerns that affect your future, and that of your children. We also cannot refund any money paid by you directly to third parties, such as payments made by you directly to attorneys affiliated with our legal plans or attorney-assisted products. Quite often people tell me they've talked to several attorneys and they feel most comfortable with me or I'm the nicest. About half of my consults do not turn into retained clients.