You don’t need me to tell you this but getting divorced is an expensive affair. The good news is quick cheap divorces are possible using an often overlooked option: hiring a cheap divorce lawyer.
Before going to meet the Browse new topics, can you get information about lawsuits and his experience from any written materials like a brochure or his law firm website? Look to see what information they provide. Is the lawyer hesitant to talk to you on the phone? Are there any pamphlets or booklets the lawyer has written that he sends to prospective clients to give them information about their type of case?
Ask the lawyer if he/she has everything available to take on your case. Sometimes lawyers may be overburdened with other work and not have enough time or resources to devote to your case. However, because the business world is always demanding more from court representation like lawyers and attorneys, they often try and bite off more than they can chew.
One woman’s tale of woe especially comes to mind. Around the office, we call her story “The Tale of the Nine Year Divorce.” She had hired an attorney to defend a divorce action here in Virginia and to counter sue for divorce. She was living out of state at the time and paid the attorney a significant retainer. There was no written contract. The lawyer she had chosen seemed to be afraid of the opposing counsel and did nothing to move the case forward. In fact, the lawyer allowed the case to be dismissed from the court docket for inaction.
There is a concept in the law that makes people responsible for the things people who are acting as their agents do. This is known as “respondeat superior.” With a few exceptions, an employer is liable for the actions of an employee. That means a client is responsible for the actions of his or her lawyer. In general, this means that a debt collector is responsible for anything that its attorney does. Or to put it differently, you don’t need to sue the lawyer to attack the debt collector.
Ask about the process and timing – based on your circumstances, what does the lawyer advise be done and what is the process? How long will it take. It is important to have a realistic understanding of how long the process will take. Unfortunately, legal proceedings sometimes take months, or longer, to resolve depending on the issues.
What if you get nothing? You have an honest claim, but the offers before court or lack of offers before court lead you to trial. Then, a judge decides you do not deserve damages. You may think it’s over; you lost. However, if you hire a good lawyer, he or she can take this to appeals court, where, if the laws were not interpreted correctly, you have a second chance to be compensated.