BY: RACHEL LECK (Family Law/Litigation)
Sometimes we face decisions that may have significant legal consequences for us and our loved ones. Deciding what is best can be stressful and difficult, especially if we don’t have enough information to understand the law and legal effects of our choices.
If you are facing one of these tough decisions, you deserve to have the legal information you need in order to make the right choice for you.
Meeting with a lawyer for an initial consultation is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and get the answers you need in order to choose your next steps. A lawyer can explain to you the legal process involved, and whether there are any process options that can help you avoid time and costs; what types of documents and information you will need in order to proceed; the basic laws that apply to your situation; and the financial aspects involved in your case; as well as answering any other questions you may have.
Your consultation with a lawyer will be confidential and provide you with reliable, professional information that you can trust. You may realize, after your initial consultation, that you don’t need a lawyer, or that you don’t need a lawyer just yet. Or, you may realize that now is the right time to hire a lawyer to guide you through the process, which can be complex and difficult to understand.
If you are facing a tough decision, give yourself peace of mind by talking to a lawyer who can give you the information you need to make the best choice for your situation. With a good legal consultation, you will be able to take those next steps with confidence.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This publication is the eleventh installment of our firm’s Legal Matters series, which answers a reader’s question every week. If you have a general legal question that you would like to have addressed please send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.