Frequently Asked Questions
A quick FAQ to help guide you through the legal maze.
Although the firm specializes in certain legal services, here are some tips that anyone can use. However the advice may not apply in every situation and you are advised to seek our professional help to answer your specific questions.
Q. Should I execute a will?
A. Estate planning is not only for the elderly. Every adult should have an estate plan specifying what should happen to your property when you pass away. While most people prefer not to think too far ahead, death is a reality that is, for most of us, unplanned. It is much better to draw up your own will and testament than to rely on what the law has in store for everyone who did not take the time to do so. If you have a spouse and/or children, it is especially important for you to have a will to ensure they are properly taken care of once you have moved on.
Q. When should I contact a Lawyer?
A. Act without delay. If you find yourself in a situation wherein you need legal advice, make contacting a skilled, experienced Portage la Prairie lawyer your priority. The sooner you seek legal advice, the easier it will be for your Portage la Prairie lawyer to build up a strong case in your favour, whatever the circumstances of your situation. Delay in obtaining legal counsel might lead to some important information being lost or forgotten, or for the other party involved in your dispute to build a stronger case against you. Often times, you also have to allow some time to your Portage la Prairie lawyer to review the case, file paper work and get the proceedings started.
Q. How much should I say?
A. Be open and honest. Your lawyer can only help you insofar as you help him or her understand your case. Keeping details or information from your lawyer not only makes his or her job that much difficult, it is in every case a detriment to your claim or defense. Your lawyer is there to represent you and you therefore need to have enough trust in him to divulge everything pertaining to your situation. Your lawyer will in most cases ask questions that may seem very personal in nature, or might upset you. Remember that their only concern is to ensure you come out of the situation with the best results possible, and as such you should answer honestly and not feel defensive when being questioned.
Q. Should I ask questions?
A. Ask questions and make sure you get answers. Your lawyer, if skilled, qualified and experienced, should expect you to have many questions about your case, his background, the cost of the proceedings and other aspects of the law. Any lawyer who cannot or will not take the time to answer these questions clearly and openly should not be trusted. You should know exactly what to expect walking in to legal proceedings, from lawyer fees to court procedures. Make sure you are comfortable with your lawyer and that they can explain legal lingo to your entire satisfaction before deciding on hiring him.