The Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring A Lawyer

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Life has its share of uncertainties that lead to unwanted stress. Qualified legal representation is sometimes necessary to navigate through these tough times. Lawyers offer advice and guidance, represent clients in court, settle negotiations, and safeguard clients’ interests. With so many lawyers in business today, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your case. Here is a list of the top five things to look for when hiring a lawyer:

1. Legal experience related to your case type:

Research the experience of the attorney. Understanding the law is very complex, and there are many types of attorneys. Your case requires an attorney that is knowledgeable and experienced in the particular area of law pertinent to your case to be able to make the best arguments for you in court. Even if you have a family lawyer who has your best interest at heart, she or he may not have sufficient experience with the particular area of law that you need.

2. Technical expertise as opposed to lowest fees:

Do not choose an attorney based on the lowest fees. The attorney with the lowest fee is not always going to have the same level of technical expertise as a more experienced attorney. Insisting on the lowest fee may not allow your attorney to dedicate sufficient time to represent your case successfully, as they may take more clients to make up for lower fees. Decide to hire your attorney based on their expertise in handling cases similar to your own and their ability and willingness to litigate vigorously on your behalf. You can talk to your attorney about affordable payment plans.

3. Well-versed in reviewing lawsuit documents:

Exercise your right to challenge a complaint or lawsuit with the guidance of a skilled attorney. Many people give up as soon as they are served with a complaint or lawsuit and do not consult an attorney experienced in reviewing these documents. There are often serious flaws in these types of documents that an experienced attorney can identify and argue in court. The key is to contact an attorney as soon as you are served with a complaint. You may be surprised at what an attorney can do for you.

4. Provides immediate assistance:

Hire an attorney who is willing to assist you immediately, especially when court hearings are scheduled in your case. If you attend court hearings without an experienced attorney, you could lose certain rights that may help you win your case, or worse, find yourself defaulted for failing to file a responsive pleading on time. It is important to get legal counsel expeditiously to avoid these pitfalls.

5. Efficient Negotiation skills:

Strengthen your bargaining position by hiring an attorney who is working solely to achieve a result that is in your best interest. One of the keys to effective legal negotiations is using arguments that can help support your case and achieve a better result.

If you’re looking for a lawyer in Pembroke Pines, Florida, or the surrounding areas, consider Divorce & Mediation Law Firm. We’re a legal firm composed of reliable, efficient, and experienced legal professionals that you can trust. Call us today at 954-388-7836 to set up a confidential consultation with one of our attorneys.

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Sergio Cabanas, Esq. founded the Cabanas Law Firm in 2006 and provides Divorce and Family legal services, as well as Estate Planning, to ensure his clients have planned for their newly single life and are protected after their divorce. He began his career in law in 1992 as a prosecuting attorney at the Broward County State Attorney’s Office, then continued his litigation track as an insurance defense attorney defending medical professionals against medical malpractice claims and expanded into disability and life insurance claims. Sergio is a Certified Mediator registered in the Supreme Court of Florida and a frequent speaker in the community about the importance of Estate Planning to keep families out of probate court and to prepare essential instructions in the event of disability or incapacity.