There are several common questions that clients often ask beyond what areas of law does your firm specialize in. They want to know how long before their case is resolved. They want to know if they will have contact with their attorney or will it be staff handling their matter. OML provides answers to these common concerns upfront with their potential new clients.
If you are looking this up and you’ve made it this far, chances are good that you need counsel. In many situations, a person can represent themselves in contract matters, in negotiations, or before a Court. However, there are times when having an attorney on your side will greatly increase your chances of prevailing. You should ask yourself, “can I afford to lose?” If that answer is “no,” you need to find counsel. Here are a few scenarios when you should definitely retain counsel:
Legal services can be costly. Complex issues and hotly contested cases can make things more costly. In many cases though, it can be much more costly not to have a lawyer. How much is it worth to increase your chances of prevailing? How much is it worth for the peace of mind that comes from handing the problem over to a professional? There is an old quip in the legal community, that you don’t have to hire a dentist for a root canal – you can always try yourself. Of course, we wouldn’t recommend pro se dentistry just like we don’t recommend pro se representation.
Probably not without the advice of counsel. You do not ever have to accept a settlement offer from an insurance company. Specifically, you do not need to accept an insurance company’s first offer. Insurers rarely open with their best offer. Further, if you are early on in your treatment of injuries or have just gotten in an accident, you are probably unaware of the costs you may incur in the future to make you whole. It is almost certain that once you accept an offer from an insurance company, you will be barred from ever making a claim related to that same accident again.
Insurance companies exist to make a profit. They are interested in settling early for the least amount possible. It is a good idea to consult with an attorney before accepting any offer. Our attorneys have considerable experience negotiating with insurance companies. Give us a call for a free consultation.
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You should never use a residential lease agreement, rental agreement, or other lease form you find online. Montana laws are very different from those in Texas, New York, or even Washington. Lease agreements from other states often contain illegal or unenforceable terms which could cost you money. Call the attorneys at Orr McDonnell Law, PLLC today, we have vast experience reviewing lease rental agreements and other contracts.
This is a question we get quite often – usually when we see an unequal power dynamic in the marriage which carries over to the subsequent dissolution. Frequently the spouse on the lower side of the power pendulum is concerned with their ability to afford a lawyer for a divorce. Sometimes one spouse controls the marital funds and hides what money could be used to retain a divorce lawyer.
Our lawyers have been successful in filing suits on behalf of those parties who may not have enough for a retainer and getting the other spouse to pay attorney fees through Court orders. With decades of experience handling divorce cases, we have the lawyers to help you through one of life’s hardest situations. Call us today for a free consultation.