Frequently Asked Questions
About scheduling a consultation with Midland lawyer Jeremy Herron
Contacting a lawyer about your family law or small claims case can feel overwhelming. Here are some of the questions many people have about scheduling a consultation with a lawyer.
Q: I want you to be my lawyer. How do we start?
A: First, I'd like to meet you in person, and I'm sure you'd like to meet me. We'll meet in a one-hour consultation. At this consultation, you can explain your situation to me, and tell me how you'd like me to help. I will likely ask you some additional questions to help me give more complete answers to yours.
Q: Do I have to pay for the consultation?
A: Yes. I charge a fee of $300 for consultations.
Q: What if I don't have enough money for the consultation?
A: You can contact Legal Aid Ontario to see if you qualify for a Legal Aid Certificate, which will cover some or all of the costs associated with your case.
Q: What if I only have a few quick questions?
A: In my experience, very few legal questions have quick answers. The one hour consultation is almost always the best approach to getting the answers you are looking for.
Q: What happens after the consultation?
A: Toward the end of the consultation, I will set out your options, and give you my advice as to how best to proceed in solving your legal problem.
Sometimes, either because you do not really need a lawyer at this time, or because I may refer you to another legal professional, my advice will not involve my continued services. If my further services are desired, then you will have the opportunity to retain me on a continuing basis. The details of that are different in every case, and will be explained during the consultation. What happens after the consultation depends on the situation, and is always different.