Most lawyers are willing to provide a free or low cost consultation for their services. The perfect time to ask a potential lawyer questions is during the initial consultation. During this time you will be able to give a general overview of your case as well as ask some basic questions that will help you decide whether you would like to move forward with hiring the lawyer to represent you.
Make sure you are comfortable with the answers you receive and feel at ease. Remember the lawyer you choose is going to represent you throughout your case, and you need to feel confident you are in good hands before you pay a retainer.
Depending on your issue, you should feel comfortable with a lawyer who has experience with your type of legal matter. This information may give you an idea of what you can expect in your situation. Each case has its own unique set of circumstances and outcomes may vary.
If a retainer is required, you will need to know exactly how it works. Make sure you have a clear understanding of how all fees are charged and billed. You may also want to see if the attorney can give you an estimate of what the entire case may cost. Just keep in mind this may vary depending on your individual case circumstances.
Communication is one of the most important things to have with your lawyer. Knowing exactly how you will be updated with developments in your case is critical. Make sure you both agree on the best form of communication whether by phone, email or any other way that works best for both parties. The more you ask, the more you will understand your case and the process.
These are only a few of the questions you can ask a lawyer. You should always feel comfortable with the answers being given to you. It is also important that any lawyer you speak with seems to have a genuine interest in your case, in giving you advice and allowing you to make the decisions that are right for you.
Give Stanley Plappert a call. He will be happy to meet with you for a no charge consultation. His office is located at 351 NE 8th Avenue, Ocala, Florida, 34470. Office hours are 8:30 AM to 5 PM., Monday through Friday. Legal services include: probate, estate planning (last will and testament, living will, medical power of attorney, power of attorney) and real estate.
Stanley Plappert is a life-long resident of Ocala/Marion County Florida.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and received his
law degree from The University of Florida College of Law in 1990. Read More
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