Lowering Your Legal Fees

Posted on December 12, 2008 in General News

At Owen & Owens, we are always striving to provide high quality legal services at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, litigation is often expensive andmuch of the expensecannotbe completely controlled by your attorney. Much of the expense is dictated by the other side. However, you, as the client, can help significantly reduce your legal fees by providing your attorney with whatever documentation is relevant to your case in the most organized manner possible. This is true in helping to build your case or defense, and is especially true when responding to discovery.

Most people do not enjoy spending the time and energy it takes to respond to discovery. Nevertheless, the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia require timely responses. Failing to do so can negatively impact your case. If your responses are incomplete and inaccurate, then it takes your attorney and his or her staff numerous hours to collect and organize that information. Those hours will dramatically increase your legal fees. If you are a client and have any questions about how to best provide your responses, please do not hesitate to contact us.