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10/15/2016
By: Gretchen H.
Greta Hoffman & Associates
After starting my divorce process with another attorney and feeling like I was being pressured to agree to things I wasn't ok with, I reached out to Greta and it was the best decision I could have made for myself and my family. Greta knew exactly how to go about getting everything I was hoping for with my divorce and more. She encouraged me to stay strong and helped me to not be intimidated. She went above and beyond and I truly felt like I had someone on my side who cared and got results. Her staff is friendly and professional and great to work with. Thank you Greta you literally changed my life...
01/23/2013
By: lacey.r
Greta Hoffman & Associates
I found the help of Greta Hoffman to be very reasonably priced considering the nature of services that were provided for me. The outcome was just as we had discussed and prepared for. I believe it was her experience, hard work, and how she handled the case led to my positive outcome.
07/25/2012
By: j_trower
Greta Hoffman & Associates
Greta Hoffman was a pleasure to work with and I was very satisfied with the promptness in her returning my phone calls. She was very responsive, attentive, and explained my legal matter to me in a way that I could understand.
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11/07/2016
By: Jessi C.
Cynthia R. Clausen Attorney at Law
Cynthia was great during initial consultations and at a court hearing but has since avoided numerous messages and phone calls from me trying to get my bill and retainer refunded for more than a month now.
05/22/2013
By: curtissparks
Greta Hoffman & Associates
A collaborative of true professionals, they helped me fight my divorce case and provided me with the help I needed with my case. Can't think of anything they could have done better.
07/06/2013
By: kycharlene
Arnett John G
He's been my attorney for many years and have found him to be very professional and courteous to whatever matter I needed assistance in.
01/13/2015
By: Derrick A.
Cynthia R. Clausen Attorney at Law
I was recommended to her through a friend and have been a client ever since. She is great. Now I recommend her all of the time.
09/19/2012
By: young1_332
Greta Hoffman & Associates
Greta did exactly what I needed to be done. She walked me through the process and I knew exactly where we were at all times.
11/11/2014
By: Rick P.
Cynthia R. Clausen Attorney at Law
Cynthia truly cares about you. She is great at what she does. I have recommended her to numerous family and friends.
03/05/2014
By: Melanie R.
Greta Hoffman & Associates
Greta is the best with family law, very impressed and couldn't be happier with the way she handled my case.
Tips & Advices
When it comes time to choose a lawyer, you should start by searching close to home. If you do have attorneys you are familiar with, ask who they believe would be best for you. After going through personal references - especially from individuals who had similar needs - you should broaden your search through public information resources. You can call your area's attorney referral service or check legal organizations like Martindale-Hubbell. There are other resources available online, such as yellowpages.com. You can check websites for client reviews and other third-party forms of approval.
If you sign documents and you come across a word you don't recognize, or you need help to navigate important employment or real estate paperwork. Also, during times when personal matters intersect with legal proceedings, you might need to have an advocate to prevent your emotions from getting in the way. If you've been accused of a crime or are in a terrible financial situation, you can find an attorney who will work with what you have available.
When you hire a lawyer, you're agreeing to work with someone over a certain period of time. The more forthcoming the lawyer appears to be with individual needs, the better.
  • You need to ask questions about how the attorney will communicate with you and what responsibilities you hold in the relationship.
  • The attorney should let you know the best channel for quick communication and you need to inform him or her when you want updates.
  • You should also ask questions to get to know the attorney as an individual in order to ensure this is a person you can trust. Ask about their legal philosophy and how he or she views the lawyer/client relationship. Ask as how to keep fees down or what daily disruptions you should expect from a long legal battle.
You need to ask about every possible fee that will come up when working with an attorney. You should request a list of all costs in advance so you won't be surprised by additional expenses like overhead. Also determine exactly when you will start being billed. You want to inspect paperwork carefully. If the attorney charges you for his or her experience, you need to make sure he or she will perform tasks personally and not hand it off to an assistant. Find out if the attorney has a flat fee or charges by the hour. Many civil lawyers work on contingency. Make inquiries about how the lawyer plans to provide service for your money and what you can do if you start to feel unsatisfied with his or her performance.
You can ask how many similar cases they have handled and if they have special skills or training that applies specifically to your needs. Lawyers can't mention clients by name, but you should ask for basic details about identical past cases. You should check their office for the appropriate certifications and diplomas. You can also ask how long he or she has practiced law and request information that demonstrates the practice's success. Look for precise details such as percentage of cases settled out of court.

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