Talk to your lawyer!

K:        Key – Get your lawyer involved early.

I:         Information.  Be prepared to provide your lawyer with the necessary information / supporting documents in regards to your situation.  Make sure you have all the important documentation on hand.  These can be sent either electronically (fax or email) or via mail to your lawyer’s office.  Ensure all communication with your lawyer is concise and to the point.

S:       Set an estimate of fees.  Do not be afraid to ask questions about billing or request an estimate of costs. 

No doubt, you will have questions after that initial discussion.  Record these and if critical to the outcome of your situation, do not hesitate to contact your lawyer straight away.  If non-critical, make a note to discuss with your lawyer when you next discuss or review your situation with him or her.