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THINGS NOT TO DO WITH YOUR LAWYER # 2- SUBSTITUTE DOCUMENTS/ GIVE ONLY SOME OF THE DOCUMENTS

Posted by Vernita Charles | May 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

When your lawyer asks you for documents, they are asking you for specific documents, usually from a particular time period. 

Give them what they want. 

When your attorney asks for a specific document, they want THAT specific document for a reason. Save yourself the headache of giving some other document that you feel is " just as good, " only to have to finally give the orginal document that they originally requested.

I have heard clients say that they are paying their lawyer " Just to do paperwork!"

Well, "yes and no."   Documentation is part of the American system.   When you own a house, you get a document called a deed, to show ownership. It's not just " Paperwork."   That paperwork is worth hundred of thousands or even millions of dollars.   For Lawyers, and the legal system, there isn't "just paperwork."

 If there is to be a division of assets in a divorce, we need to look at your financial documentation in order to defend or affirm a position in your case.  Get us what we ask for, and ALL that we ask for.  If you want this to go as smooth as possible, your best bet is to follow instructions.   Most of the time, we have sent you an email letting you know exactly the documents that we need.

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Vernita Charles

Managing Attorney 44 Court St. | Suite 904 | Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone:  718-802-9749 Fax:  347-823-2720 Vernita Charles is the founder of the Law Office of Vernita Charles, with offices in Brooklyn, NY. She represents individuals in the New York City area, as well as statewide in a wide ra...

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