Why can’t I just represent myself? You can represent yourself, which is called going pro se. Yet depending on your situation navigating through the procedures and fine points of law may be cumbersome. Having a lawyer, like the ones at our Gaffney law firm, who knows the rules of the court and the fine points of the law advocating on your behalf is an advantage that could make the difference in your case.
Can I just speak to the attorney on the phone? Sorry, but we do not do telephone consultations. However, there are some situations where we might be able to help over the phone in an unusual situation, especially where the potential client lived out of town or in another state.
How early should I arrive for my appointment? Be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first appointment. We have interview and client information forms that you will be required to fill out. These forms will help your interview go smoother and provide the attorney with essential information that he needs. These forms are available for download on this website. Having these forms filled out before you arrive would be excellent!
What should I bring with me to the Initial Interview? Please bring any and all paperwork that you have regarding your case. If you have been served with Family Court papers, bring the papers you received at that time. If your appointment is for a criminal case, bring your tickets, warrants, and other paperwork, if you have any. If you were placed under arrest and incarcerated for any period of time, you should have received at least a few documents at the time of your release.
Should I bring my children to the appointment? No, please do not bring your children to your appointment. If the attorney needs to see or speak to your child(ren) for any reason, we will let you know.
Can I make payments on my account? Typically, the full retainer fee must be paid in full prior to any work being done on your case. In the event that the attorney allows you to make payments, he will determine the arrangements. If you do not make payments per the arrangement, the attorney may request to be relieved from your case.
Do you give refunds? No, we do not.