Frequently Asked Questions

Following are a few questions that are frequently asked of our services. Please contact us at 678-555-1212 if you have further questions. We are happy to help you with a more detailed discussion.

Should I hire a Lawyer?

For certain legally complex or time-consuming disputes or problems, there is no doubt that a Lawyer is necessary. For example, if you want a will prepared, or a more complex business deal handled, you will need a Lawyer. Or if a court case is involved (other than a simple, routine matter), you'll almost always need a Lawyer. In deciding whether to hire a Lawyer, consider the following:

  • Does the matter involve a complex legal issue, or is it likely to go to court? Is a large amount of money, property, or time involved? These factors indicate you need a Lawyer.
  • Is a form or self-help book available that you can use instead of hiring a Lawyer? You may be able to solve certain problems with only minimal assistance.
  • Are there any non-Lawyer legal resources available to assist you?

To find out how we can help with your legal needs, contact Sylvan and Sylvester Law Firm online or call 678-555-1212 today.

What questions should you ask potential attorneys?

Ask potential attorneys the preliminary questions listed below before committing yourself to a consultation.

  • Will you provide a free consultation for the initial interview?
  • How long have you been in practice?
  • What percentage of your cases are similar to my type of legal problem? (A Lawyer with experience in handling cases like yours will be more efficient).
  • Can you provide me with any references, such as trust officers in banks, other attorneys, or clients?
  • Do you represent any clients or special-interest groups that might cause a conflict of interest?
  • What type of fee arrangement do you require? Are the fees negotiable?
  • What type of information should I bring with me to the initial consultation?

To find out how an attorney at Sylvan and Sylvester Law Firm can help with your personal legal concerns, contact Sylvan and Sylvester Law Firm online or call 678-555-1212 today.

Should I file for Bankruptcy?

If you have looked into other alternatives available to remedy your situation, and none of them are feasible or practical for you, then filing a bankruptcy petition may be the most responsible step to take.

In considering whether to file for bankruptcy, you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you ever use one form of credit, such as a credit card or debt consolidation loan, to make payments on other debt?
  • Do you ever borrow to meet regular expenses, such as food and utility bills?
  • Can you barely make the minimum required payment on credit cards or other debts?
  • Are you receiving calls or letters from creditors or collection agencies?
  • Are you being sued, or are your creditors threatening to sue you?
  • Are your wages being garnished, or are your creditors threatening a garnishment?
  • Are your financial problems impacting your health or relationships?
  • Are you using one-quarter or more of your take-home income to pay credit card bills and personal loans (excluding mortgage payments)?
  • Are your revolving credit cards charged to the limit?
  • Have you bounced more than one check in the past year?
  • Are you behind on house or auto payments?
  • Are your creditors threatening to repossess your car?
  • Is your mortgage in foreclosure?
  • Are you behind on your taxes or do you owe the IRS?
  • Do you owe medical bills you cannot pay?

If you answered "yes" to one or more of the preceding questions, you should consider seeking some form of debt relief. This could include negotiating with creditors, seeking credit counseling, or filing for bankruptcy. To find out how we can help with your financial situation, contact Sylvan and Sylvester Law Firm online or call 678-555-1212 today.

When is it essential that I contact a Workers' Compensation Attorney?

We recommend that anyone who has suffered a serious on-the-job injury contact a lawyer in order to protect their rights. However, there are certain "red flags" that indicate that you may need legal advice right away:

  • If you are injured at work and your employer refuses or fails to provide medical benefits-or income benefits if you are unable to work.
  • If you were hurt at work and your employer will not identify its workers' compensation insurance carrier.
  • If you do not understand what workers' comp benefits are available.
  • If you feel that the benefits you are offered are not adequate.
  • If you have a severe or catastrophic injury, or one that will keep you out of work for a substantial period of time or result in a long-term or permanent disability.

To find out how we can help with your worker's compensation case, contact Sylvan and Sylvester Law Firm online or call 678-555-1212 today.

What is Civil Litigation?

Unlike criminal prosecution, civil action is a lawsuit brought to court in order to receive damages or to recover a right. Civil litigation usually involves disputes of private law issues between individuals, businesses or non-profit organizations. At the same time, civil litigations can entail public law issues.

A civil litigation lawsuit is started as soon as the plaintiff files a written complaint. The defendant will then respond and deliver a written "answer" to the complaint in order to make any kind of plea. After the answer is filed the parties engage in the "discovery" process. At this point the parties will learn about all the facts involved in the case in order to prepare the trial. The discovery process includes witness questioning and answering, the exchange of documents, as well as written questions, known as "interrogations.

Possible civil litigation lawsuits include, but are not limited to:

  • Tort claim
  • Worker's compensatio
  • Employee grievance appeals
  • Employee discrimination claims
  • General civil claims

Whether you are entering the civil litigation lawsuit as the plaintiff or the defendant, it is important to have a qualified and specialized civil litigation lawyer by your side. To find out how we can help with your civil litigation case, contact Sylvan and Sylvester Law Firm online or call 678-555-1212 today.

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