Four Things To Know About Litigation Advice
Obtaining litigation advice, whether that advice costs money to you or is entirely free, can aid you in determining your own plan of attack for your legal issue. There are, then, some things you first must understand before obtaining this advice. It remains to be seen whether the quality of obtaining litigation advice that is free is of lesser quality, though in most cases the answer is a resounding no.
One, understand that litigation advice for free and litigation advice that comes at a cost are almost always going to be the same. In some scenarios, lawyers may charge you to get more specific about their advice, but in most cases it really is the legal professional and not the advice handed out that makes the difference. So when looking at litigation advice, consider the source. Always know where your information is coming from, and never take it for granted.
Two, realize that both paid for and no cost litigation advice are just that: advice. They by no means are meant for you to take them and run with them. You are obtaining advice from a legal professional who is forming his most valued opinion about your case. Because of this, you are never required to actually heed that advice. You simply are there to listen. Whatever you decide to do afterward is entirely up to you, since no one is requiring you to do anything or to follow any particular cost based or free litigation advice.
Three, comprehend that litigation advice, whether you are paying for it or not, is based on each lawyer’s own experiences handling cases that have some similarities to yours. So if at all possible, when the legal expert is giving you this advice ask for examples. He most likely has tried or worked on a case in recent months that was very close to the one you currently are experiencing. The bottom line here: Never be afraid to ask too many questions. The legal expert will let you know whether your time is up or whether you have asked too much without first hiring him.
Four, get that litigation advice is based on the laws that affect the state in which you live. This perhaps goes without saying, but it cannot be stressed enough that the laws of each U.S. state are quite different. What works in one state is decidedly different from what works in another, so always be thinking about location and geography when discussing your case with a litigation expert.