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Initial Consultation

There is no cost for initial consultation up to one hour depending on the matter.  In that consultation our task is to use our knowledge of the facts to counsel you on the relevant issues of your case and to help you approach your situation with reason rather than emotion. Many people are surprised by what they learn during an initial consultation because they don't anticipate all the factors that may affect the likelihood of achieving a successful outcome. How could they? An experienced attorney is trained to apply the law to your particular situation and to work with you to get the best results possible.

After you decide to make an appointment for your initial consultation, create a list or a timetable of the events and other relevant factors that caused you to turn to a lawyer. During the discussion, you may have to address several upsetting issues and the lawyer may ask you some disturbing or pointed questions. You do not have to worry about shocking the lawyer - an experienced attorney has probably already heard a similar story. It is important for you to be forthcoming and honest. If your attorney doesn't know all the facts, he or she can't be as effective as possible.

Give your attorney a head start on the discovery process by preparing for your initial consultation. Gather as much factual information as possible. Remember, your communication with your attorney is privileged and protected by the attorney/client relationship.

Remember, the information you provide your attorney is protected by the attorney/client privilege. It is imperative that you be fully honest with your attorney so they may help you.

The other important thing to keep in mind is to ask questions.  Make a list so you don't forget to ask the things that really matter to you.  There are no dumb questions.  Your attorney does not expect you to understand all of the issues or terms confronting you.  Ask for clarification on all issues so that you may make the best decisions possible.

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