What Information Should you Share with Your Attorney

November 26, 2012 Uncategorized 0 Comment

Shar­ing infor­ma­tion with your attor­ney is impor­tant and requires prepa­ra­tion and thought.

Be Truth­ful

Shar­ing infor­ma­tion with your attor­ney is impor­tant and being truth­ful with your attor­ney is the most impor­tant thing for you to remem­ber. Your attor­ney may be hin­dered in their rep­re­sen­ta­tion of you in you fail to be truth­ful. Its much more dif­fi­cult for the attor­ney to defend you if he or she learns from a third party that you are not being truth­ful. Remem­ber attor­neys are trained to advo­cate for their clients and just because you tell your attor­ney some­thing that may be harm­ful to your case, the attor­ney may know how to present it in a man­ner which helps your case or min­i­mizes any dam­age. How­ever, if you pro­vide your attor­ney with untruth­ful infor­ma­tion, your attor­ney may not be able to develop a good strat­egy on how to use the information.

Answer your Attorney’s Questions

Your attor­ney may pose sev­eral ques­tions to you. Its impor­tant that you answer all of your attorney’s ques­tions. Your attor­ney is ask­ing you ques­tions for a rea­son. Those answers will help your attor­ney pre­pare your case. Also, try your best to answer the ques­tions in a timely man­ner because attor­neys must fol­low strict time­lines in fil­ing doc­u­ments. You would hate for your attor­ney to wait for your responses and miss an impor­tant dead­line which could impact your case.

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