No matter what the answers are, the professional should be able to answer all six of these questions.
At Gearhart Law we answer all of the questions above in our initial consultation, which is free of charge. In addition, many of our firm fees are ‘flat fees’, meaning you pay a set amount which is communicated to you before the process starts. You receive an engagement letter that clearly states the process and associated costs.
If you choose to work with an attorney who charges by the hour, make sure they give you a cost estimate, and if they need to exceed that estimate that they get your permission first.