Divorce Lawyer Free Consultations, You Get What You Pay For

There are several things people should know about divorce lawyers free consultation

Sadly, they apply not only for some divorce consultations... rather, it seems that there is a tendency that there is for most free consultations with any area of law. So, what is it? It is the lack of good, solid legal advice.

Surely this blog article sounds cynical. Here I am a divorce lawyer, and of course, I have my opinion on things, and I am sure there are exclusions to my mindset and what I have experienced... In fact, I am one of those exceptions. But I see very few lawyers who are quite like me.

You have heard the proverb... "You get what you pay for," right?! Well, provided, for a moment, that some divorce affair or any legal case for that matter, that you have a "free" consultation, given by some lawyers, what kind of advice do you think you will get from the lawyer who is not paid for giving you valuable advice in the profession that is destined to pay money on the table for him and his family and the bills. You can draw your conclusions here. My answer is the simple... You get what you pay for... You do not pay anything... You don't get anything.

Another aspect is how much time the Rhode Island some divorce lawyer gives you during this "free consultation." Is he or she ready to answer all your questions? Is the lawyer giving you a clear cut answers to the questions he or she will answer or do you muddy the water and say that there are too many "variables" to give you a precise answer without explaining what these legal variables are even?

Most people get a referral from a friend, family member, the Internet or the Yellow Pages to find a divorce lawyer. Hey, you got to start somewhere, right? And there's nothing incorrect with that. The second part of the process is normally to ask if some divorce lawyer offers free interviews (at least in my experience my clients and potential clients stated that they asked this in their search).

The bottom line is not just common sense, but a practical answer. Lawyers provide legal advice and representation for clients for their livelihood. That's what puts the meat on the table, pays for the car payment, keeps the kids in the ballet and martial arts and pays the house mortgage. Now keep in mind that if a lawyer gives you legal advice, you leave, and the lawyer is wrong... The lawyer has the liability, and it is quite possible that you have a malpractice suit coming your way.

Think about it now. They come in the divorce attorney's office for a free consultation. The lawyer will receive nothing from this consultation, and you will be recording his or her time, which is used to pay his mortgage, car, etc... And... If the lawyer gives you solid legal advice on your legal rights and happens to make a mistake, if you rely on it, you have the pleasure of knowing that you can sue you for legal grievances.

So what does that tell you about the lawyer who offers free consultations when he or she is going to give you useful information? It tells them that they have an extraordinary lawyer.

Why? Because this lawyer is going to have time with you for no money. During this time, this lawyer will give you valuable legal advice that should cost you $200 an hour. Then when you leave that lawyer must be sure that he or she was right. Otherwise, the lawyer could end up receiving a lawsuit for legal malpractice. And what did the lawyer get for this pleasure? Nothing! No compensation! No guaranteed customer!

So what's the moral of this article? Shopping around. It is a very bad idea to throw aside lawyers who raise a fee for a consultation. If you are going to charge you a fee don't you think the lawyer is expecting you to give you valuable information that you have in the bank? Absolutely!

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