Conventional wisdom (and many lawyers) will tell you that, if you’re a business owner or manager, you will get yourself in trouble if you don’t have a good business lawyer. But when I hear this, I view this as somewhat of a negative statement, which frankly annoys me. I assume that smart business people do not want to be belittled and told that, they if they don’t have a lawyer, they will be too naive or inexperienced to avoid pitfalls.
If facing a divorce, we all want a successful resolution to it. The first step to achieve just that is hiring a brilliant lawyer. It would one decision you will never regret. If you are concerned with the payment, before hiring the lawyer, ask about his hourly rate. Also, be honest with your financial situation and evaluate whether you can afford the lawyer or not.
Yes, that’s true. Almost no lawyers will take over the planning that has been completed by another lawyer and pick up where you left off with that lawyer.
Ask the attorney how she will develop your case. You want to know that your lawyer will gather your pertinent medical records throughout the process, not just before your hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. In addition, your financial literacy should collect specific information from your treating doctors about the limitations that prevent you from working. Your lawyer will do this through the use of special disability reports and disease questionnaires. These reports will help to strengthen your case. If the lawyer you interview is not going to take these additional steps to gather evidence, you should keep looking.
They have good communication skills, and will keep you reasonably well informed at all times. The last thing you want is a lawyer who just repeatedly assures you that everything is progressing smoothly without supplying cold, hard facts. Ask how you will be let into the loop – through regular emails, phone calls or faxes, or perhaps through a sit-down meeting every other Tuesday (which you’ll be paying for!). You may want to insist upon a regular timetable for updates – then again, you may not.
Libra – financially slowest star sign. Librans demonstrate a distinct lack of interest and attention to detail when it comes to their financial management. They are slow to check their statements, and when they do get round to it, they are less likely to check the detail. Advice: Hey “YOU” Libra your life is a good one but can be turned upside down by being complacent… Make sure you don’t take your money for granted. THINK ahead and you’ll be fine.
Note: Some states do not offer board certification in injury law but if your state offers it and your attorney has gotten it, that is a very good sign.
The next step in the process is to get in touch with the potential candidates. You should call each of the candidates on you list and ask them questions that you have already prepared. It is very important to be organized when you call the lawyers. Once you hear what the lawyers have to say then you will be able to make your final decision. By the end of the process you will have a great lawyer if you follow the steps.