The Law Office of Terrence P. Kirby FAQ
Do I need an attorney to handle my legal issue?
If you stand to lose a lot financially from a given situation, or if your freedom, family, career or property is at stake, discussing your situation with an experienced attorney allows you to methodically review all of your legal options regarding a broad range of life events to assist you with determining the best course of action.
How can I ensure that I receive the most cost effective services from an attorney?
Ask an attorney for a written agreement of fees for clarity on projected costs. When communicating with your lawyer either by phone, email or in person plan your questions in advance and limit conversation to the immediate legal matter at hand. Inform you attorney of your budget and work around that figure or look for a competent lawyer who provides a payment plan.
Does consulting an attorney mean my case will automatically go to court?
Selecting the most appropriate attorney can provide you with qualified access to alternate dispute resolution methods that include arbitration and mediation. An experienced attorney will do everything possible to settle your case outside of trial but is also prepared to go to court and work toward the best possible outcome.
How can a lawyer help me choose the best business form?
A qualified lawyer attorney will review a range of specific aspects including the most preferred tax options, day to day operations with regard to projected capital, liability management and partnership matters among other variables to help you determine the best form that corresponds to your needs and business objectives.
How much will a divorce cost?
Depending on your specific situation, a straightforward divorce case involving limited assets and no children can be achieved at minimal cost. Fees rise in relation to the variables involved with alimony and visitation disputes. Many lawyers offer collaborative divorce alternatives that can be significantly more cost effective yet depend on both parties’ ability to compromise.