Attorney confusion!


#1

Dear SLB02:

Greetings. #1) I don’t know what any other firm will do.

#2) I think that we are the best firm in Charlotte, so I cannot answer your question about other firms.

Remember that you want a firm that can guarantee you a fee, not just an hourly rate. You also want a firm that is responsive to your needs - quick return calls, promises met, and wise advice. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

ROSENDIVORCE.COM

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#2

Sorry, Janet. I did not realize that you were in Charlotte also!

Thanks for the response.


#3

No problem!

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

ROSENDIVORCE.COM

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

My DH had a consulation with a lawyer (from a very prominent firm here in Charlotte). This consultation was last August on another matter concerning his ex-wife. The attny. was young and new to the practice. While she gave him some general advice (I found the same advice on here!), from what he told me about her, I just wasn’t certain about hiring her if we needed to do so.

Two weeks ago, DH called her and she never returned the call. In his voicemail, he wanted to ask her about what she can do for him regarding a reduction in child support, and as to what her fees would be. I called her yesterday, and she did not return the call again. My DH is in class during the day, so therefore I am merely contacting attny’s on his behalf for general info.

She finially called him last night (after I left two firm messages with the firm’s voicemail AND her own voicemail). I was polite, but stated that we wanted to use their practice and were disappointed that no return call had been made. She called me this morning, and basically told me that “we” (DH, she and I) got off to a “wrong foot” and therefore would not take our case. She also claimed that she didn’t get his message from 2 weeks ago. Bull.

I called her practice again today to get another attny. I asked for one that was older and had been in the practice for quite some time. I was referred to another female attny., and we may schedule another consulation with her.

#1) Do you think this practice will take us, given the contention with the first attny?

I also called another lawyer that has his own practice (has been in practice for 30 years). He is firm and direct (almost to the point of insulting, but I appreciate this). He gave me lots of good advice that he could have otherwise blown me off and told me to schedule an appt.

His fees are probably on par with the other, although he could not “quote” an hourly fee (the other did). He explained the $5,000 retainer, but would “see” what everything entails and go from there. He said that most people can’t afford that retainer, and thus this is his “policy” (to go into the hourly fees, etc. upon the consultation).

#2)In your opinion, what would be the better attny. to hire? One from a prominent practice (that’s a woman), or this man I mentioned? BTW, he seemed to have more availabilty. The other can’t see us until next month.

Thanks again for all of your worthy advice!