My recent announcement that I would be closing my law firm raised a lot of questions for people who hadn’t thought about what would happen if their lawyer died, retired or stop practicing law.
When choosing a bankruptcy lawyer it is important that you feel comfortable working with him or her. Filing bankruptcy is a very emotional and life changing experience. Therefore, you will want a lawyer that understands what you are going through. An experienced bankruptcy lawyer will know exactly how to handle any of your concerns or fears. One of the best ways to get a feel for your lawyer is to interview him or her. Be sure to ask plenty of questions so that you have a complete understanding where he or she stands on certain matters. Also, be sure to ask what their success rate is and if he or she has handled cases similar to yours before.
You may want to step back and let the lawyer do his or her thing. This is a good idea. But that does not mean looking out for yourself is wrong. Get as involved in the process as you can. It can save your solicitor valuable time.
There are software tools and some great financial books available to help you get this organized in an easier manner. We have these listed on our Family Friendly Credit Cards site, along with more articles on this topic. Look for the next installment of this article series “Family financial management 2 or I Think Someone from Enron Balanced My Checkbook.” There we will discuss some of the methods you can use to get your budget in focus and on track.
I know it is very hard to save money in these days, but you have to do it. You have to be thinking about your future. You have to force yourself to save money. It is never too late to start saving. Try to live by your needs, not wants. Wants are limitless; we don’t get everything we want in life. So, try to control your wants.
Immediacy factor- This is a very important factor in a lawyer marketing plan. It means how heavily you depend on a strategy to promote business. A senior lawyer can get his business from marketing avenues but a new lawyer has to depend upon good marketing techniques. This will decide and influence the immediacy factor and in turn the lawyer marketing plan.
If the lawyer you meet with is confident of his or her abilities, they should have no problem recommending another attorney for you to get another opinion. However, if they are hesitant, or refuse to give you another name of an attorney to consult with, I would personally questions why not? Obviously, they don’t want to lose you as a prospective client. However, I have found that lawyers are totally upfront with clients and give them the information they ask for, more likely than not, the client will return to their office and ask them to be their lawyer.
So now you know the important role of the criminal lawyer. Without them, many individuals would not receive the proper representation. Without proper representation, many individuals would be committed to a prison cell for crimes that they did not do. Fortunately, however, this is not the case and people are getting the representation that they need so that their innocence may be proven and they can go on with their life.