San Antonio Lawyer Providing Legal Representation and Advice for Clients in Texas
Nobody hopes for a time when they will need the help of an attorney, but when life takes unexpected turns, knowing where to get the right legal help for your case can make all the difference. The Law Offices of S. Dylan Pearcy serve clients in the San Antonio, TX area and offer a wide variety of services to assist clients through challenging times and represent them when they need someone to protect their rights.
What Kind of Cases Do the Law Offices of S. Dylan Pearcy Handle?
Attorney S. Dylan Pearcy and the legal team at the Law Offices of S. Dylan Pearcy provide legal services and representation for clients needing assistance with a variety of Family Law and Personal Injury matters. They are dedicated to providing knowledgeable, professional services for any case, no matter how big or small it may be.
Whether you need an attorney for a divorce or to help you settle child support, child custody, or spousal support matters, or need an ally that can help you fight back after you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you can count on our firm at every step of the way. Your case will be in good hands, and the legal team at the Law Offices of S. Dylan Pearcy will work hard to maximize your chances of a positive outcome for your case.
What Should I Expect From My First Consultation With a Lawyer?
If you have never had to work with a lawyer before, you may be feeling a bit apprehensive and unsure about what to expect during your first consultation. Generally speaking, the initial consultation is meant to be an opportunity for both the client and the attorney to talk and decide if they wish to work together. You may share details about your case and learn your options for legal action. Bringing relevant documents such as court orders, prenuptial agreements, employment contracts, medical records, or any other key documents related to your case is very important to help your attorney get a deeper understanding of your case.
Your attorney will then explain the scope of work that your case will require and go over details about the cost of pursuing your case. If both parties are in agreement, your attorney will provide you with a few initial papers, such as a retainer agreement (if applicable) and a statement of the client’s rights and responsibilities. In most cases, you may be required to submit these papers before any work can be done on your case.
What Kind of Information Do I Need to Share With My Lawyer?
Some clients are uncomfortable with the idea of having to share what they may consider to be sensitive information, so it is important to also understand what type of information you will need to provide your attorney and why. For starters, you must remember that your attorney is on your side. By providing your attorney with as much information as possible about your case, you will enable them to be better prepared to handle challenges along the way. It can be an unfavorable and rather embarrassing situation for your attorney to find out you withheld vital information from them once your case hits the courtroom. It makes both of you look unprepared and can hinder your chances of a favorable outcome.
Depending on the nature of your case – such as family law or personal injury – you may need to share a lot of information about sensitive topics such as your finances or family relationships. Whatever it is you need to discuss with your attorney, make sure you are not holding back any important details that can later negatively impact your case. And rest assured – anything you share with your attorney is protected by the attorney-client privilege and will not be shared without your consent or used against you.
Why Is It Best to Hire a Lawyer Instead of Representing Myself?
When a person is unable to work due to an injury or can no longer rely on her partner’s income to support the household, they may be tempted to try and save money by representing themselves rather than hiring an attorney. While, on the surface, this may seem like an effective strategy, many find out later on that they ended up making costly mistakes because they did not have legal knowledge or appeared unprepared before the court and lost their case.
It takes years of hard work to learn and understand the state and federal laws that may affect a case, and there is no substitute for the experience of taking a case from the initial consultation phase to all the formalities required to initiate a lawsuit and defend a client’s interests in a trial. If you choose to represent yourself, the courts will expect you to follow the same procedures as an attorney would, which may include writing motions, filing the appropriate forms at the right time, gathering evidence to support your argument, and more. In the long run, you may find out that an attorney can save you time and help you avoid making a wrong decision that could affect you for years to come.
At the Law Offices of S. Dylan Pearcy, Attorney S. Dylan Pearcy and his legal team are prepared to handle a wide variety of legal matters with professionalism and efficiency. No matter how big or small your case may be, reach out to our San Antonio office by calling (210) 953-7486 and scheduling an initial consultation.