Tips on Finding a Good Lawyer

How do I find a good lawyer? Is the question I get asked when it’s normally too late. Believe it or not many people get a good lawyer after they spend money on the wrong one. So, how can you make sure that it doesn’t happen to you? I just read an article in Forbes that talks about this very subject.

“We help people answer a lot of financial (and many that are more emotional than financial) questions at Financial Finesse.  However, one type of question that we can’t answer is a legal one regarding issues like filing for bankruptcy, drafting an estate plan, or litigating a legal dispute.  So despite all those lawyer jokes we love, we do need them from time to time. But where and how can you find a good one?

One place to start is with your employer. Ask if your employer offers discounted legal services through either a specialized program or a more general EAP (employee assistance program). While you may not find Johnny Cochran this way, it can be a great resource to get basic legal documents like a simple will and power of attorney done at a reasonable cost or to see if it’s worth taking the next step in a more complex situation.”

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