Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please find answers to frequently asked questions below.  You can always call us or schedule a free consultation for further information to discuss your goals.

Do I need a lawyer?

It depends on your situation and legal needs.  It is always recommended to seek a free consultation.  A free consultation will provide you with an opportunity to speak with a lawyer.  The lawyer should advise you as to whether their services would be appropriate for your situation.  It is then your decision whether to hire the lawyer.  You should speak to several lawyers to see who is best suited and cost effective to meet your needs.

Is a retainer agreement necessary?

Yes, a retainer agreement is necessary as it is a contract for services and explains the scope of representation.  With every retainer you should also receive a statement of client's rights, statement of client's responsibilities, and fee dispute resolution information.

Are lawyer's fees paid up front?

Yes, as part of the retainer agreement you will be required to pay a sum of money up front.  Most lawyer's offices take credit cards for flat fee services but require cash, check or money order for hourly retainer agreements.  There are detailed rules that attorney's must follow to provide you with a monthly bill and accounting of your retainer.

Contact us immediately if you have questions about a bill.  Our goal is to be open and transparent with our billing practices and will always make ourselves available to our clients.

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