It can be a big waste of time for both you and the family lawyer if you are not prepared for your first meeting. Being unprepared may also end up costing you money because it will take longer for the family lawyer you hire to get up to speed on your legal matter.
Prepare a list of questions to take with you to your first meeting with a family lawyer. You have to feel comfortable with your attorney. Remember that your lawyer is working for you. You want someone who is skilled, but you also have to get along with your family lawyer. In theory, no question is too silly to ask. Keep in mind, though, that you do not want to scare a family lawyer out of representing you. Questions you might ask a family lawyer would include:
A great way to start your search for a local Canadian Elder law lawyer is at Canadian-Lawyers.ca. Go to the 'Find a Lawyer' search box that appears on the right hand side of this screen to start your lawyer search. Type in Elder Law or the name of the law firm, the city and the province that you are looking to hire a lawyer from, and click on the 'Search Now' button. This will generate a list of local Canadian Elder law lawyers.
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