A question to anyone who’s listening out there. How do you find an attorney? What kind of attorney do I need? Should I keep an attorney on retainer or just try to get away with paying them by the hour? All very valid questions. But the first question is definitely the most difficult to answer. I see ads, websites and phone books, even the check out line at Ralph’s supermarket the other day had a name and number of an attorney on it.
Sensory overload when it comes to trying to find a reputable, trustworthy, but reasonably priced law firm. Well, it’s rare, even in the same circle of friends, that you would hear a recommendation for the same law firm more than once. So when I heard the name Boyes and Farina from four different friends who didn’t even know each other I knew I needed to consult with this firm.
I gave them a call just to test the waters with a consultation. My trick is to discuss how they would recommend setting up a Will for myself and how much something like that would cost. It’s a good exercise and a great way of seeing what a potential law firm is all about. Because drafting up a Will is such a relatively simple and inexpensive thing to do it will give you a good idea of what kind of guys you’re dealing with. I met with them and wow, did they have suggestions. They offered all kinds of help and were very well versed on just about every area of law that I could see myself involved in both personally and business-wise. A very solid firm with very reasonable rates.
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