How do you know if you can trust a lawyer to do the right thing? (Particularly if you’ve had a bad experience before)
It comes down to knowing how to hire, find and hire, the right lawyer.
I’ve had a lot of people come to me, to re-do documents done by another lawyer, because they’ve had a poor experience before.
For them to trust me after a poor experience, is a big step.
Particularly, and I’ve seen this for a number of women, they’ve had a Will done with another solicitor and the solicitor has appointed themselves as an executor.
The last solicitor didn’t explain what the consequences of having a solicitor was as executor was.
I’ve also seen a solicitor put an extra clause in their Will saying that their executors had to use their law firm to administer the estate, which is actually a clause that is not valid. But those who aren’t given the right advice or don’t know about that, think that they have to follow that clause.
When you’ve had an experience where a solicitor takes advantage of their knowledge or power over you, of course, you’re going to find it difficult to trust the next one that you want to work with.
But that’s why being able to know how to find and hire the right lawyer is so important.
Legally Wise Women has a 5-part court: “How to Find and Hire the Right Lawyer”, so you don’t have to worry about a lack of trust, or not trusting a lawyer you choose again.