At Shamtob Law, we're proud to be a real estate law firm based in California that primarily practices real property transactions and litigation, business and corporation law transactions and litigation, contract drafting, and bankruptcy. We provide high-quality legal services that you can count on in your time of need — and that's why in today's post, we're sharing four questions you should ask potential real estate litigation lawyers. Learn more below, or contact us now to schedule a consultation.
4 Questions to Ask a Potential Real Estate Litigation Lawyer
What Is the Potential Outcome of My Case?
No two real estate cases are the same, which means that it's important to ask your potential lawyer about the potential outcome of your specific case. What are the chances that you'll be able to reach a settlement? What are the chances that you'll have to go to trial? How long will the case take to resolve? These are all important questions to ask, so be sure to get a clear picture regarding the potential outcome of your case before making your decision.
Do I Need an Appraiser or Other Expert Witness?
Generally speaking, most real estate lawsuits require testimony from expert witnesses. In order to prove your case, you'll likely need an appraiser to provide testimony about the value of the property in question, as well as any damage that may have been done. You might also need a contractor to testify about the repairs that need to be made.
How Much Will This Case Cost?
No one wants to go into debt because of a lawsuit, which is why it's important to ask your potential real estate litigation lawyer about the expected costs of the case. Knowing what you can expect makes a big difference, especially at the outset of a potential case.
How Long Will This Take?
Different cases can vary greatly in terms of length. Some cases may be resolved within a few months, while others could drag on for years. It's important to ask your potential lawyer about the expected timeline for your case so that you can plan accordingly and be prepared for the challenges that may lie ahead.