The deal is on and it’s the or closing period. You are in a hurry or probably in the nerves but do not so much worry and leave the job to your real estate lawyer. The next concern that you might have in mind is the amount your lawyer would charge for a closing. Yes, your lawyer would also expect his own part. That is one of your main concerns when you are at the closing period. You should anticipate the expenses that are involved in the closing. Primarily you should anticipate the cost of the charges of your lawyer in the closing period.
Don’t assume you need a big blue chip firm. I come from several big blue chip law firms. They do great law and sometimes you need the “brand” or “label” of the big law firm next to you, for instance if you’re going public. But for more routine work, you don’t need such a firm. They are expensive and comprise many layers. So for you to deal with the top dog, you will be paying up to $1,000 per hour, or more. If your budget is one quarter of this, you will mostly be dealing with a junior associate who will not have the business experience you are looking for. It really depends on your needs, and your budget.
You should meet with the notaire specialiste en succession, either in person or in a telephone consult if it is too difficult for you to get to the office. Were you given a choice? You should be!
If you’re unsure, tell the lawyer honestly that you’re not sure whether you’re going to choose him, and need to speak to other attorneys before you make a decision. Being open and honest with your lawyer is extremely important. Most lawyers will understand your reluctance to immediately sign up. Some will pressure you to sign a retainer before you leave the office. Remember, this is YOUR CASE. You must feel right with whichever lawyer you choose.
QUESTION 3. Ask how much they charge up front. You must know the fees that are involved in filing your bankruptcy. The total cost will include the lawyer’s fees plus the court fees that you need to submit to file for your bankruptcy. You may also have to pay for credit counseling classes and certifications both prior to filing and before the final discharge is granted.
Needless to say, hiring a brilliant one is quite expensive. Talent and education after all does not come cheap. However, a brilliant divorce lawyer will give you the custody of your children, more than enough financial settlement, alimony, a quick divorce, and your fair share of divorce property. Also, if your divorce comes to court – a brilliant lawyer can bring you victory. Indeed, a brilliant lawyer is a must.
When filing bankruptcy, your budget will be a key element. Therefore, you will want to make sure you have a full understanding of any and all fees your lawyer will be charging. Generally speaking, a bankruptcy lawyer charges a sizable fee for his or her services. You will be responsible for paying for the actual bankruptcy, which varies depending on what type you file for. Chapter 7 bankruptcy runs around $300. Then, your lawyer will charge approximately $1000 to $2000. If the fee is too high, you will want to consider another lawyer. But keep in mind that legal services are going to cost something, and it may be to your advantage to pay a bit more for an excellent lawyer, rather than paying much less for a bankruptcy lawyer with far less experience.
If you are suing the lawyer, your claim is not exactly a “counterclaim.” Instead, what you would probably do is counterclaim under the FDCPA against the debt collector and bring a third-party suit (within the same lawsuit) against the lawyer. The pleading is just called a third-party suit and names the lawyer as third-party defendant and states your claim in the same way the counterclaim did. Then the lawyer has to be served a summons. None of this is specially difficult, but it is time-consuming. Given the questionable benefit of suing the lawyer, I rarely thought it was worth spending the extra time. You’ll have to decide what makes sense to do in your case.