I am seeking a preliminary opinion of a lawyer, precisely to ascertain where I stand
IME their position will be -
- You have a black and white case
- 'We'll win this easily
- Our fees will thus be very reasonable.
But then, in the event, there will be protracted complications (likely spurred (i.e. caused by) your lawyer) and the bills will rocket.
Bills gone to 2*, 3*, 5* budget? What to do, give up when you've 'invested' so much money and time already?
There is a reason lawyers have such a BAD rap : You've been warned, and you will not somehow magically be different or immune to this!
p.s. I think an issue is that some people go to lawyers and use them like agony aunts/uncles, dumping their woes on them. Sure they love this at $500/hr. You have to be clinical and focused... know what you're trying to do, just needing coaching on the precise details of how to frame it in a bullet-proof legal fashion...