Is Expensive Legal Help Worth It?

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Choosing the right attorney to help you with a legal problem is almost always a difficult decision.  Part of the problem is that there are so many attorneys to choose from.  Cost is just one consideration, but often a major one.  If you are given the names of two or three attorneys who are recommended, how do you choose the …

The Hidden Costs of Cheap Legal Fees

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When you’re looking for an attorney to hire, you’re probably doing doing a balancing act.  You want to get the best possible attorney, but many people are concerned about keeping the attorney’s fees as low as possible. To complicate matters, there’s not always a direct correlation between higher fees and quality of attorney.  Most often, more experienced attorneys charge more …

Creative Ways to Pay Your Attorney

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One of the main reasons why people change attorneys in the middle of  divorces and other court cases is inability to pay for the attorney.  Attorneys prefer to not withdraw and often will be patient up to a point, but they can’t work and not be paid.  It’s best to deal with the issue early on. What can you do …

Tips for Saving Attorney’s Fees

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Peggy Roston, who writes the Alaska Divorce Blog, recently had a brief post with some excellent common sense ways to cut down on attorney’s fees. Most people going through a divorce or other family law issue are interested in conserving their funds and not over-spending for the attorneys. Here are Peggy’s ideas: “Divorce litigation is extremely expensive. Your attorney will …

Why Is There No Free Consultation?

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One of the first questions we often hear when a prospective client calls us is, “Do you have a free consultation?” It’s a fair question and an important one. Some potential clients assume that they will be paying a fee for their initial visit with an attorney, but others think they should not begin to pay until they have actually …

Will I Have to Pay My Spouse’s Attorney’s Fees?

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This is part of my Frequently Asked Questions series. Many times, I hear this question early in the litigation process. Often one side will threaten to make the more financially secure person pay for the other person’s attorney. It’s often used to irritate a spouse who controls the funds and who often is used to controling most things in the …