Questions An Immigration Lawyer Should Answer For His Client

This article can save you time and money when filing bankruptcy. If you follow the tips here, it will make your lawyer happier and more effective in discharging your debt.

The first thing you need to do is determine what type of lawyer you need based on your legal issue. The categories of lawyers are varied but include civil law, family law, criminal law and taxation law.

For personal injury lawsuits, as just noted a lawyer will take a portion of your final settlement. If you reach a fair number outside of court, which is very common, your financial management takes a smaller portion, typically 25%. If you have to fight in court, the costs may be closer to 35% of the settlement. If a lawyer tries to take a large cut, such as half of the settlement, you should consider someone else.

IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE… [CHOOSING A LAWYER BASED ON COST] Cheapest is seldom the best. On the other hand, just because something costs a lot does not make it better than something that costs less. Would you choose a doctor or dentist based on how cheap his services are? No, not if you can help it. You want the best doctor, the most attentive doctor, the smartest doctor, the most knowledgeable doctor at the best price. Cost may be a legitimate factor in choosing a lawyer but it should be the last and least significant factor. Cost certainly should not override other factors such as ability, experience, reputation within the legal community and client testimonials. Can you afford cheap legal advice that may be bad or wrong?

I know, I know. You’re a college student. Money is the last thing on your mind. It shouldn’t be however. If you don’t plan a budget and gain control of your personal financial management, you could end up spending a majority of the semester digging through the couch cushions for loose change.

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.

Read up extensively on suing a lawyer and refer to different cases to determine how successful you are likely to be. Weigh the pros and cons before you take a final decision.