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Demystifying Attorney Consultations

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     If you’ve found yourself in a legal situation you might be wondering what to do, how to find legal counsel or even what questions to ask. The good news is, finding an attorney that can fit to your specific legal needs is fairly easy nowadays with the help of the internet. Here at The Law Offices of Eugene Mogilevsky, LLC, our experienced attorneys practice many different types of law, such as family law, immigration law, litigation, bankruptcy, real estate law, auto dealer law, provide foreclosure defense and much more!

     Many people have not had to seek out legal counsel in the past and might even find it a bit intimidating and nerve-racking to consult an attorney for the first time. There is nothing to worry about – the initial consultations are an opportunity for the lawyer to learn more about you and your specific situation, a conversation protected by attorney-client privilege. It should be an open and honest discussion with a legal professional, in which you’re allowed to ask legal questions you might have regarding the case at hand and the attorney is in turn, able to provide legal advice. It is vital to remain truthful with your attorney at all times. Even if you don’t know the right questions to ask, the attorney can guide you and ensure you are properly educated on the matters at hand and feel more comfortable discussing the law.

     There are an infinite number of reasons to seek out legal advice from a seasoned attorney. It is always smarter for people to educate themselves on the law prior to filing or taking on a new case, thus preventing common legal mistakes. Unless ordered by a judge, anyone can file a new case, file for a visa on their own, or represent themselves in a court of law without an attorney. Consulting with an experienced lawyer, might end up being the best decision for a case – ensuring you are doing the correct thing and avoiding costly and timely legal mistakes. Many times, attorneys hear clients share stories about their friends or other family members that might have gone through a similar process and people often wonder why their seemingly similar case could turn out so different.

     The important thing to remember is that each and every case is uniquely diverse. No two cases will go the exact same way. Your friends and family that might have gone through a similar process, filed for the same fiancé visa, or a similar litigation, real estate, foreclosure, or bankruptcy case, might not have the same outcome. Because the different types of law are written and interpreted differently by each individual – whether that be the judge, an immigration officer or attorney, the outcomes cannot be well predicted. A legal case with similar circumstances can set a precedent, but ultimately the human aspect of law dictates that it is, by nature, vastly variable. It is wise to conduct detailed research prior to submitting any documentation. To ensure the best results, choosing to speak with a practiced lawyer would be of the utmost benefit in any case.

     Take immigration law for example – there are numerous visas and applications, some must be filed together and others must exclusively, be filed separate. While the filing process or applications themselves do not change often, depending on the timeline between filings there could have been significant changes implemented. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services are thorough with all their applicants, they look at every aspect of the applicant’s life, from country of origin, to criminal history, parking tickets, and even prior applications. If an interview is required for your case, an attorney cannot know in advance which immigration officer is going to be assigned to your case. Depending on the officer, each interview can have many different twists and turns or it could be smooth sailing. There is no guarantee, that just because someone you knew had an easy and successful interview that you will too, or vise-versa. The immigration agents for each interview change, and no one knows who will be assigned onto your case until the day of the interview.

     If you’re inquiring about for a family law, litigation, foreclosure, bankruptcy, etc. matter– depending on the county the case is filed from there could be many substantial differences. Starting with the filing fees, to the policies and procedures and how each county court operates. For many cases, family law, child support and custody, divorce, guardianship, small claims court, and much more; the judge assigned to the case can rule whichever way they best see fit. No one can guarantee, not even an attorney, that just because your friends had a quick and swift case that you will, too. Each judge assigned to a case will make decisions and ask questions that they personally find relevant, which comes with a great degree of variability in the legal processes.

     If you’d like to consult with an experienced attorney on your legal matters, you can contact our office today by submitting an online Contact Form through our website at Contact Us | The Law Offices of Eugene Mogilevsky ( or you can directly call our office at (317) 743-7958 and one of our receptionists will be glad to assist you in scheduling a consultation with one of our attorneys!

Disclaimer: This blog post is for educational and informational purposes only and is not to be taken as legal advice in any capacity. Reading this blog does not constitute or establish an attorney-client relationship.