Legal & Counseling Services
Janet has many areas of practice, and can serve in several different roles, including becoming your personal advisor and confidante, being your negotiator and mediator, as well as the role of your lawyer.
When might you need Counseling-At-Law?
If you are involved in anything that has legal implications, a short Counseling-At-Law session can give you valuable insights to factor into your decision-making. Preventing disputes is the best course.
If you receive a letter from someone’s lawyer, get some Counseling-At-Law before you respond. The first response is often key and can influence the course of the dispute. If you are facing something important and/or difficult, i.e., a real estate or other large purchase, dealing with contractors, doctors, lawyers, eldercare decisions, insurance companies, landlords, neighbors, or the like, even a single legal counseling session from a Counselor-At-Law, experienced in solving conflict, could help you understand your situation and explore sensible solutions. If a lawyer tells you during a free consultation that you should file a lawsuit, be skeptical.
There are few pleasant surprises once you are in litigation, so get a second opinion in the form of Counseling-At-Law before taking that significant, often very costly, step. When litigation is unavoidable, finding a litigator who suits your needs can be a daunting task. A Counselor-At-Law can help with that search.
Personal Advisor and Confidante
Because ending up in a lawsuit can be a nightmare, a lawyer’s legal advice should consider all important aspects of your life. In providing confidential legal counseling, the Counselor-At-Law aims to help you solve your legal issues as painlessly as possible.
It is always good to hear about your legal rights and options before you take your next step—and most people want to make informed decisions. When you first meet, you and your Counselor-At-Law will discuss the kinds of legal services that can be provided to you. In situations where litigation becomes unavoidable, your Counselor-At-Law can assist you in your search for a litigator.
Negotiator & Mediator
Using effective strategies of negotiators and mediators, Counseling-At-Law seeks to diffuse disputes, not escalate them. Most people don’t have the time or the financial wherewithal for conflict and will gladly cooperate towards peaceful solutions if only given the opportunity.
People with legal issues can benefit from a lawyer who can try to guide them down the road to peaceful solutions and away from the path to warfare in court. Do not let your dispute escalate into a lawsuit until you’ve sought Counseling- At-Law from a Counselor-At-Law.
First and foremost, a Counselor-At-Law can confidentially advise you about your legal rights and options, which you need to understand before you can decide what solution is best for your unique situation.
Counseling-At-Law can provide many services depending on your situation, such as explaining contracts before you sign them, helping you to draft letters, helping you to gather and evaluate important documents, drafting, reviewing and revising contracts and settlement agreements, helping you prepare for small claims court, negotiating directly with your adversaries or their attorneys, or accompanying you through the mediation process to resolve many kinds of disputes, large and small.