When you’re shopping around for legal services, always ask the attorney to fully explain their fees and billing practices. Don’t hesitate to ask detailed questions. A lawyer’s willingness to discuss fees is an important indicator of client service.
But consider that cheaper isn’t necessarily better. A more expensive lawyer with a lot of experience may be able to handle a complex problem more quickly. Also, an experienced attorney will be able to better estimate how many lawyer hours a particular matter will take to resolve.
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