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April 11, 2012

When You Need a Lawyer

Questions to Ask a Lawyer

What should I ask about fees and costs?

How are fees charged—by the hour, by the case, or by the amount won? About how much money will be required to handle the case from start to finish? When must you pay the bill? Can you pay it in installments? Ask for a written statement showing specific services rendered and the charge for each.

>>What sort of questions should I ask?
>>Is it proper to ask if anyone else will be working on my case?
>>What should I ask about fees and costs?
>>Should I ask about the possible outcome of the case?
>>During our first meeting, should I ask what will happen if the lawyer and I disagree?

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