If you have been in need of legal help you may have noticed that it’s usually expensive to get advice. If you don’t have money you no longer have to worry of hiring a lawyer as you can get valuable, 100% free legal advice.
What you should do
Since law differs from state to state and country to country, you need to find a website that will give you advice relating to your country or state. You should find a website run by reputable lawyers in your state or country and get advice from them.
How to get the most from free legal advice
The ability to get the best free legal advice solely depends on you. When posting your question, include the state or country that you are living in. This will not only help you get professional advice, it will also help you to filter out know-it-alls giving inaccurate information.
Forums are excellent places to get legal advice, but you should be cautious of them. As rule of thumb avoid open forums. Post your question on law specific forums where you will get advice from law students, practicing lawyers, judges and even former judges.
There are some lawyers that run personal sites and allow people to ask them questions at no fee. They use emails or require you to fill contact forms. Before you send an email or fill the contact form, vet the lawyers doing underground checks on them.
Remember that the person might be posing as a lawyer in order to get your information which he/she can use to ruin or blackmail you.
When sending the email and contact forms avoid using your real name. It’s even better if you don’t give a name at all. This will help you state your case better as you won’t feel as if the lawyer recognizes you.
To get better advice, give all the details about the case. If you have contacted a lawyer before, mention it so that the lawyer can know how to go about it. Also mention the history leading to the case. If handling a divorce case, give reasons that lead to the divorce.
It’s also recommended that you let the lawyer know how you expect the case to go. For example, if you are fighting for alimony, let the lawyer know the amount that you want to get. The information will help the professional tell you what is possible and what isn’t.
There are many websites and forums where you can get valuable, free legal advice. You only need to do your research and identify the ones run by professionals in your state. When writing to the lawyers, be courteous. Remember, they are doing you a favor!