What Happens During The Free Consultation Process?
You are facing a legal situation, and you think that the best thing you can do is consult with a lawyer, which is indeed the best and most convenient thing for you to do. Several attorneys offer initial consultations, either free or paid, to discuss the situation with you. But, what is the purpose of these initial consultations? And what exactly happens during them? Below, we will explain why they are necessary and the matters that are discussed in them.
Most law firms offer a free initial consultation. During them, you do not receive any legal help. These initial consultations are more about discussing in-depth the circumstances of your case, getting to know what your goals are, and seeing if you can work together.
This process is fundamental for both parties. On the one hand, the lawyer confirms if you have a valid case and if the goals you want to achieve are congruent and whether he can help you achieve them. On the other hand, it is important that you feel comfortable with the person in front of you, and that you are sure that this person has sufficient experience and knowledge to take your case.
Once the lawyer understands your situation and everything your case entails, he will talk to you about your possible options and determine whether he can help you or not. Above all, of course, he will determine the total cost of his fees for the legal process.
Some attorneys may ask you for a sum in advance, which will be put into a trust in your name, and will be part of the total amount due. Other firms may not request any payment until positive results are obtained.
The initial consultation is an excellent time to ask the attorney any questions you have, for example, questions about his experience, the results he has had with other clients with similar situations, what you can expect from your case, etc. If, after this initial consultation, you decide to hire the lawyer, other meetings will be scheduled. Then, the lawyer and his team will begin to gather as much information as possible about your situation.
The relationship between client and attorney is extremely important. Make sure you are working with someone you feel comfortable with and with whom you feel complete confidence that they will try to take the best care of you during the process. If you have any questions, at Nourmand Legal, we are here to answer them. Call us now.