Consultation-Overview and Costs
Divorce Consultations – 101
Consulting with an Austin divorce lawyer before you decide to employ them is always a great idea. Just like buying a car you want to do a “test drive” before purchasing. Meeting with one of the divorce firm‘s attorneys, face to face, will demonstrate how the firm and the divorce lawyer might handle your case. Are the lawyers professional? Do they listen? Most importantly, are they helpful?
A consultation is also an opportunity to find out about the divorce and child custody process in Austin and surrounding areas, the expenses involved, how long your case might take and other basic information about the law. While lawyers are prohibited by ethics rules from giving legal advice to non-clients, consultations very often help people understand legal issues for themselves, which can only lead to better decision about their own future. We find that clients who have these helpful facts, make informed decisions.
Why Aren’t Your Consults Free
Most good family law firms are happy to provide consultations since the consultation also gives the firm the chance to stand out from other divorce law firms. Be wary of firms, however, who offer free consultations. If the attorney is offering a free consultation to everyone who comes in the door then how much time exists for them to serve the Clients they already have. Moreover, some firms will offer free consultations, but many times this is simply to increase their numbers or because they are desperate for clients as they are just starting out.
If you call around to other firms you will see the experienced divorce attorneys all charge for a consultation. There are a number of reasons for this. For one, an experienced attorney has built up years of experience and knows how to properly inform clients of their options during their consultation. Also, when someone pays for a consult it usually means they have done their research or were referred to a specific firm and are more likely to hire that particular attorney. More to the point, if the attorney were to offer a free consultation to everyone who called he or she wouldn’t have any time for their existing Clients.
At Austin Divorce Lawyer Now, confidence in our ability to provide good results for clients shows during these consultations and for us, that’s a good thing.
Our Average Fee for One Hour Consultation – $200.00
For your convenience there are 3 ways you can set a consultation with us:
- Call us at 555-555-5555.
- Complete a contact form and an attorney will contact you.
- Or simply Book Online.
An Austin divorce lawyer at our firm can help anyone faced with an ending marriage understand their legal rights and obtain a fair distribution. Do not hesitate to call us to see if our divorce firm is the right choice for you.