Frequently Asked Questions
You’ll find some of the questions below that we are frequently asked. Hopefully they can help you get to know us better. But please feel free to give us a call and start a conversation. Or, you can use the form on the Contact page of the website.
Does a start-up small business really need to hire an attorney?
Getting advice when you are starting a business will pay off later! Whether you’re starting a new business or seeking incorporation, we can help you select the right business structure and avoid problems later. It’s always easier to make a decision when someone is weighing the options for you. And our team can help guide you through various matters relating to partnership agreements, contracts and leases – which will come sooner, rather than later. Being prepared boosts your professional reputation.
Do I really need a lawyer?
My husband and I are getting a divorce. We agree on that. I think we can work things out together. Getting a divorce is an emotional time – even if both parties agree that it’s the right step to take. When emotion is involved, we often forget some of the detail – and it’s the detail that can be a burden later. We’ll help put everything in perspective so that you make the right decisions. Divorce is going to affect your life going forward – you want to make sure you’ve gone through the process thoroughly informed.
What are your legal fees?
We don’t have “packages” that are for certain circumstances. In our firm, we see each business, each individual, as unique. There’s no reason to pay for services you don’t need. And on the other hand, you want to make sure that you’ve at least discussed every issue. We employ a fee structure that makes sense. We are cost-conscious and will help fulfill your legal needs. And there may be no charge for your initial consultation. After we meet, you can decide if you want to work with us or not.
My wife and I are new parents. We have a home in the area and no family issues. Is there any reason for us to consult an estate lawyer?
Actually, talking to an estate lawyer now is probably the most cost-effective way to be prepared. Life has a way of throwing us curves and when that happens, financial security should be furthest from your mind. Instead, you should be able to concentrate on the situation at hand. Hiring an estate lawyer will save you considerable time, money and effort later on. A small amount of work in the area of Estate Planning can help your loved ones and heirs avoid long delays, legal problems, uncertainty, and a potentially large tax burden. Your first consultation might be free – it may be worthwhile to give us a call.