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Question 1. What are your hours? Are you available other times?

Our office is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. We understand that life can get busy and that you may not be available during that time. Therefore, our attorneys are willing to work with you to schedule an evening or weekend appointment to help you with your legal needs.

Question 2. Do you charge for an initial consultation?

No. When you make your initial call to us, we can then determine if we are the right fit for you. Though we cannot provide you with legal advice without establishing an attorney-client relationship, this initial call is the first step in that process.

Question 3. What will my case cost?

The cost to handle your case depends on a variety of factors. Your lawyer will discuss with you his or her hourly rate, as well as an estimated cost for the representation. However, you may be asked to provide a retainer prior to the beginning of representation.

A retainer is a down payment based on the number of hours the attorney believes your case will require at his or her hourly rate. Any time that the attorney spends on your case is charged against that retainer. You will receive a monthly bill itemizing the time spent on your case and any costs associated with your matter.

Question 4. What geographical areas do you cover?

Our firm has handled cases in a number of area counties. Primarily we practice in Wood, Henry, Lucas, Fulton, Ottawa, Allen, and Hancock Counties. Contact our office and we can discuss where your issue is located and how we can help you.

Question 5. What is a "general practice" firm?

General practice simply means that we practice in a wide variety of areas – such as, criminal, juvenile, family, civil and estate. We have handled cases at the County, State and Federal levels. When you select Rayle, Matthews & Coon, you are choosing a team of lawyers with varied backgrounds who will look at your issues from all angles.

Question 6. Do I really need a will?

If you have no worldly possessions and no heirs, then you do not need a will. For the rest of us, we should have one. With a will, you can direct the disposition of your assets to whomever you choose, designate who you want to handle your affairs, and dispose of the necessity of posting a bond. You can ensure that your designated representative will handle your affairs the way you want them handled, and you can spare your family from the stress and expense of trying to guess what you may have wanted.

Without a will, your family and the court will need to decide how you may have wanted to handle your affairs, and direct the disposition of your possessions as provided by law. The court must choose someone to act as your representative and require them to purchase a bond from an insurance company to ensure they fulfill their duties lawfully.

Let us guide you through this process. Contact us today to get started.