When you are going through a divorce or family law matter, it can cost a lot of money to hire an attorney. However, if you want to successfully navigate through the Probate and Family Court and the litigation process, having a lawyer can be crucial. There are ways, however, to minimize your legal fees from your attorney and achieve your goals. Here are six tips.
• 1. Understand what your attorney will charge for. Under Massachusetts ethical rules for attorneys, your attorney is required to sign a fee agreement with you outlining the scope of the work to be performed by the attorney on your behalf. Within the fee agreement, there will be an outline of what work the attorney will perform, and what you will be charged for. This typically includes all work that the attorney must do on your behalf, not just going to court. So this can include, but not be limited to, emails between you and your lawyer, phone calls between you and your lawyer, written correspondence with opposing counsel … Read More »