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You Get What You Pay For

The True Value of a Free Consultation

Shoppers and consumers naturally think with their wallets first, and advertisers know this to be true. By slapping the word “free” in front of a product or service, they are sure to catch more attention right off the bat. The problem is that something that is free is in no way guaranteed to be better than something that is not. In many ways, the old idiom of “You get what you pay for” is accurate to this day, and a product that has a price is generally far superior to one that is given away.

Initial consultations with lawyers are no exception to this rule. A popular trend seems to be to offer free case evaluations to prospective clients to reel them in, but what are people really getting?

Most free consultations will involve:

  1. Brief time limits: 15 minutes are given to inquiring parties, or 30 if you are lucky, which is basically not enough time to figure out anything regarding your case. What is probably actually happening is the lawyer is trying to determine if you can afford their full services or not.
  2. Impersonal meetings: A paralegal or assistant, not the actual attorney you should be dealing with, is present for the consultation. This does not allow you to ask precise and important questions.
  3. Inexperienced professionals: Usually someone who gives away a product or service is trying to market themselves because their experience and accomplishments cannot do it for them.

Better Quality Service at a Fair Price

Tampa Divorce Attorney Catherine W. Real stands apart from firms that offer free consultations through her experience and know-how. While her initial consultations cost $400, they are arguably infinitely better than one that is free. What is even better is that the cost of the consultation is subtracted from her retainer fee, should you decide to work with her.

Advantages Attorney Real’s consultations provide her clients with:

  • No time limit: How long do you need to discuss your family law or divorce issue? The clock is not ticking when you consult with Attorney Catherine W. Real. If you want an hour or two, that is fine. She has even had consultations that went on for more than six hours because she wanted to ensure that her client was satisfied and fully understood their legal options.
  • Personal connection: A lawyer that cannot be bothered to be at your initial consultation is not one you should be hiring to represent you in court. Attorney Real will be the one you talk to and work with. She even offers her personal cellphone number to potential clients during the consultation so they can reach out to her whenever she is needed.
  • Total understanding: You should not be expected to make an important life decision without knowing the details surrounding it, inside and out. By taking the time to explain each specific concern in your case, Attorney Real can help prepare you for the road ahead like a free case evaluation cannot do.
  • No pressure: At the end of a free consult, clients are usually told that they need to make their choice then and there – to retain or not to retain? This is unreasonable. Careful thought should be encouraged, and is at Attorney Real’s law firm. You are allowed to take your time and call her back whenever you please to make your final decision.

Tampa Divorce Attorney You Can Trust

A successful divorce or family law case hinges on whether or not you can trust the person representing you. When you consult with Attorney Catherine W. Real, you will benefit greatly from establishing a personal connection to her and her team. It all begins with requesting your own case evaluation with her. Do not hesitate when your and your family’s wellbeing could be in the balance. Call (813) 867-7936 today, and remember:you really do get what you pay for.

  • Experienced Advocacy

    Get help from the trustworthy legal counsel from a former prosecutor and 35+ years' experience

    More About the Firm
  • Professional Reputation

    Read what real judges have to say about the work Catherine Real provides to her clients.

    Real Testimony
  • Mediation Services

    Our Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator offers an alternative to a contested divorce.

    Choose Mediation
  • Request Your Consultation

    Ready to discuss your case? Contact the firm today to request a meeting with Attorney Real.

    Get Started Now

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Catherine W. Real, P.A. Catherine W. Real, P.A.
Tampa Divorce Attorney
Located at: 2110 West Platt Street,
Tampa, FL 33606
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