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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I know if I really need an attorney?

    The best way to know you need a lawyer is when you have been charged with a crime, or see that you may be headed toward divorce. These are fairly obvious times when you know you must appear in court, and having an attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected is important. You may find you need someone who can fight for you, especially if you or a loved one find yourself in a situation where your voice is not being heard. Most court cases and legal proceedings can be time-consuming and complicated. Kirby, Gilbert & Ashley will prepare, present, and execute your case in a way that provides you with the best opportunity to get you the results you seek.

    When should I hire an attorney?

    An attorney should be consulted when you have been served with legal papers or as soon as you decide to take legal action. Even if you are not complete certain where your case may stand, consulting with an attorney may help put your mind at ease. This can be especially important with accidents or personally injury cases. It is best to retain legal counsel timely, so that you may take advantage of the strict time requirements that accompany every case.

    What should I bring with me for the initial consultation?

    When meeting for the first time, it is best to bring any important documentation, such as photos, legal documents, letters, notices, or any other evidence that is relevant to your case. It is helpful for you to document every detail of your case, no matter how trivial it may seem—contacts, such as phone calls or visitors, may be needed as an important step in moving your case forward. For a more detailed list that would pertain to your specific case, be sure to contact our office before the meeting.

    How much do you charge for the initial consultation?

    Kirby, Gilbert & Ashley does not charge for the initial consultation. It is completely free and you can rest assured there is no further obligation unless we decide to take your case.