Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions
When you are faced with Legal Action
Why me? Why is this happening to me?
Answer: There are many responses to this question although none of them are adequate. You could have been at the wrong place at the wrong time. People and their habits or desires may haven changed. Maybe God had a different plan. The more pressing question is, who is going to be there to support me? The answer to that is easy and straightforward. The mission of the entire staff at Brandon Legal Group is to provide you enthusiastic legal counsel with confidence, integrity, and most importantly, compassion.
I want the best lawyer you have on my case! Which lawyer at the firm is my lawyer?
Answer: All of them! Brandon Legal Group’s attorneys have practiced in a variety of arenas and have handled many legal matters of varying complexity. Our ‘all hands on deck’ approach to attacking your matter means that the knowledge and judgment of an entire team of attorneys is working for you without having to contract multiple firm’s attorneys to handle complex facets of your legal matter.
How much is this going to cost me?
Answer: There is no good answer to this question. Here is the straight truth. Although some legal matters are procedurally driven and require nothing more than the filing of common paperwork, others are driven by complexity, fear, anger, and sometimes rage or revenge.
Procedural matters can normally be given a flat fee or fixed rate while more complex matters operate in a fee retainer manner. In this happen stance, the client pays an advanced fee retainer in which work is billed against. When the remaining funds reach a predetermined level, a replenishment advanced fee retainer is required.
So how much does it cost? This depends on varying factors. Are the parties willing to make some concessions and create a win-win situation for all (think of the kids, or what is fair and equitable) or do they want to fight? Are you able to make some concessions despite the other party being a complete jerk? This can alleviate mental anguish (besides is your mental health not worth conceding a couple thousand dollars in the grand scheme of things). And finally, think about this when making decisions; is it smart to spend more money fighting over money than what you will get in return?
How long will this take?
Answer: The length of the legal matter depends on how willing each party is to come to an agreement and resolve the matter. Do your part and keep an open mind. Avoid revenge litigation and an ‘it’s about the principal now’ mindset. These attitudes prolong a matter and raise the costs drastically.
How can I protect myself?
Answer: The best way to protect yourself is to seek the advice of a professional. In this instance, you would be wise to seek the counsel of an attorney. Brandon Legal Group offers complimentary consultations so that you can ask this very question. The answer may be that you are already protected, but if not, they will provide you an outline of the required actions necessary to achieve the level of protection that you seek.
I just got served what do I do?
Answer: Don’t panic. Stay calm. Then call Brandon Legal Group where our skilled staff will determine which attorney to have you consult with. Then, during your consultation, the attorney will inform you of your possible options. It is then up to you to decide what path you would like to take. Keep in mind, many times you have limited time to respond so don’t wait until the last minute as your attorney may not have the time to complete the work if you only decide to hire them 5 days before your answer is due (it may also cost you much more money if they need to pull a couple of all-nighters for you).
What about my estate, property, and heirs?
Answer: Estate planning can be complex and having these protective instruments created properly is highly important. Brandon Legal Group’s team of estate planning attorneys can assist you with creating the proper wills and trust packages to suit your needs and properly prepare you for the time when they become needed. We also handle probate cases should the unfortunate occur.
These documents are not once and done creations and should be treated as living and breathing items. Many factors call for updates to these documents such as marriage, divorce, childbirth, death of a loved one, and the purchase of assets like homes or firearms. If you experience any of these life events, reach out to a BLG expert to let you know how to protect you and your family.
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We understand the importance of having someone you can trust in your corner. At Brandon Legal Group, we treat each client we serve as a member of our family. We fight to protect the rights of each client and work tirelessly to protect their interests. If you are facing a legal issue, contact us so we can help you.
Brandon Legal Group
A full service law firm in Brandon
Phone: (813) 902-3576
Address: 1209 Lakeside Drive, Brandon FL 33510
Brandon Legal Group Sun City Center
Available By Appointment
Phone: (813) 902-3576
Address: 137 S Pebble Beach Boulevard, Suite 203, Sun City Center, FL 33573
Brandon Legal Group South Tampa
Available By Appointment.
Phone: (844) 4BLG4ME
Address: 1228 East 7th Ave. Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33605
Brandon Legal Group Wesley Chapel
A full service law firm in Wesley Chapel
Phone: (813) 933-7200
Address: 20701 Bruce B. Downs Blvd Suite 202, Tampa FL 33647