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How to Prepare for a Legal Consultation Regarding Your Finances

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How to Prepare for a Legal Consultation Regarding Your Finances

If you are facing financial difficulty, getting professional advice can be a big help.  A free legal consultation can explain your problem and possible solution steps you can take.  Law offices offer legal consultations in order to figure out if you are in need of their services or not.  They often have tight schedules, so you need to make the most of the time you are given in the meeting.  Here are some things you should do to prepare for a meeting with a legal consultant.

Prepare for Questions

If you are going in for a legal consultation, you probably have a lot of questions about your financial information.  It is a good idea to plan what you are going to ask in advance.  Write your questions down ahead of time so you don’t forget something important while in the meeting.  Jotting down information in general, not just questions is a good idea before heading into a free legal consultation.  If you know what you want to talk about, you will be able to have a more productive conversation with the legal consultant.  You will also have information to refer to when the lawyer asks you questions about your situation.

Gather Documents

A legal consultant may ask to see all kinds of documents, from bank statements to loan papers to bills.  If you think it may be important, bring it.  It is better to be safe than sorry, right?  Make sure to make copies of important documents that you want to share with your lawyer.  That way you can leave them a copy and keep the originals safe in your home.  If you have previous court papers, definitely bring them to the legal consultation.  

Go Alone

It is always best to meet with a legal consultant alone.  That way anything you or your lawyer says stays between the two of you.  In the case that you have to bring a relative or friend along, such as they are giving you a ride, talk to them in advance about waiting in the lobby.  Any third party in a legal consultation could be forced to testify before the court on what was discussed in the meeting.  Keeping other people out will keep your information safe.

Find the Right Legal Consultant

Going to the right lawyer for your situation is important.  You want the advice of someone who has helped many people in your situation before.  Researching law offices before setting up a legal consultation is always a good idea.  Look for things like years of experience and testimonials from previous clients.

If you are facing bankruptcy or foreclosure, you need a defense attorney.  Bartifay Law Office has been helping residents of Pennsylvania with these financial problems since 1993.  They offer effective, professional, and helpful legal counsel.  Set up a free legal consultation regarding your finances with Bartifay Law by calling (412) 824-4011 or visiting their website.  You can meet with a legal consultant at any of their seven locations.  Don’t wait.  Call Bartifay today. 

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