When your family is undergoing a legal issue it is not easy especially if you handle the legal process on your own, but you can ease the burden by hiring a lawyer to represent you. Choosing a lawyer to represent your family is not simple especially with their large number in the market today. However, there are a few questions that can help you distinguish the best lawyer from the rest. Here are some of the inquiries to make when interviewing your potential family lawyer.
Ask the lawyer you found how long they have been in the law industry. The longer the lawyer has served, the better they are experienced to help you win a case, so make sure they have more years in service before you hire.
Have you ever handled a case like mine before in your career and did win or it ended up in a settlement? Request to know how many other cases like yours a lawyer has handled before, and it will help you know that they have the best strategies to help you with the skills they learnt from their experience with the previous case.
What is the type of cases that you generally deal with? If you are facing an inheritance case, make sure the lawyer you are hiring deals more with probate cases so that you are sure they are the best for the job.
Who else will be dealing with my case apart from you? Asking this question will help you know if you want someone else dealing with your case or not, and if that is the case you will be able to ask more about the other lawyer before you make your decision.
When can I expect communication from you? Communication is key to making sure everything runs smoothly between you and the lawyer, so make sure they are good communicators before you hire them.
Request the price estimates the lawyer will charge you for the services they offer. A lawyer with low prices is also a sign of poor quality services so be careful and avoid them.
What are your qualifications and are you a member of any organization? A lawyer who is a member of the lawyers’ organization is a good sign that they are legit, so make sure your lawyer is registered with any of their organizations.
What is the likely outcome to my case? This questions will help you avoid lawyers with so many promises that are too good to be true, so ask it and weigh their honesty.