Frequently Asked Questions
- Why should I choose Feinberg & Alban, P.C. to represent me?
- Will I have to pay expenses on my case, as my financial situation is very tight?
- I can’t come to either of your offices; will you meet me at another location, one that is convenient for me?
- If my case has begun with another attorney, can I switch to your law firm?
- Is there a charge for meeting the attorney and how often can I meet?
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At Feinberg & Alban, P.C. you are not just a file number, we treat you as family. And as family, we protect your interests while treating you with respect.
Feinberg & Alban, P.C. works on a contingent fee basis. That is, the firm does not get paid unless the client’s case resolves successfully. Moreover, Feinberg & Alban, P.C. does not ask its clients for “upfront money” to finance the cost of the case; this law firm is not afraid to spend the money to prove your case.
All expenses and costs during the life of your case are advanced by Feinberg & Alban, P.C. You will not be asked for any money, either as an hourly charge (we work on a contingency fee) or for expenses and costs. It is only at the conclusion of the case that you will be obliged to pay the expenses. You will be provided with a listing of expenses at any time you wish. We should also point out that not once in thirty-five years has Feinberg & Alban, P.C. instituted any action against a client for expenses.
I can’t come to either of your offices; will you meet me at another location, one that is convenient for me?
Yes, and you will not suffer. It is our policy that you should pay the same fee that you contracted for with the other attorney and we will reduce our fee by the amount owed the prior attorney. This has proven to be a very acceptable approach to clients. We would never insist on our full fee; you have every right to have your case handled without having to pay an additional legal fee.
Because we work on a contingency fee basis, there is no charge for meetings and similar events. Attorneys at Feinberg & Alban, P.C. as well as all support staff are readily available to speak to you or meet with you. Our philosophy is that you should feel fully informed. That policy begins with our very first meeting with you when you are given a copy of the Contingent Fee Agreement, as is required.
An estate is everything owned by a deceased individual. Probate is the court procedure by which:
- The will is proved to be valid or invalid.
- The property covered by the will is shown to be the decedents.
- If there is no will, it is determined how the property is to be distributed, in accordance with the inheritance laws of the state where the decedent lived.
- Unpaid creditors of the decedent are given the opportunity to file claims against the estate.
- Fees for administration of the estate are approved and paid.
- The probate assets of the estate are distributed.
If no will exists, then the laws of inheritance in the state where the decedent lived are in effect.