How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following 4 C’s:
Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
How are the lawyer’s fees structured – hourly or flat fee? How much an hour does the Lawyer charge? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case? How much does the average divorce case cost? At the Law Office of Thomas Baynton PLLC the hourly fee is currently $200.00 per hour.
Is the lawyer’s office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Thomas B Baynton has been practicing law in the State of Michigan since 1995. Divorces and Family Law can be costly proceedings. At the Law Office of Thomas Baynton PLLC, we strive to contain the costs. Although we are not afraid of a fight, it does service to no one but the attorneys involved, to prolong the case unnecessarily or to constantly go to court over trivial matters.
Law Office of Thomas Baynton PLLC handles divorce and family law where he serves the West Michigan area. Mr. Baynton’s practice includes advice and counseling in such areas as:
- Family law
- Child custody
- Parenting time
- Spousal and child support
- Property division
- Division of retirement benefits
- Tax consequences of divorce
- Change of domicile
- Grandparent’s rights
- Post-judgment proceedings