Should I Hire an Attorney? Consider Your Case Complexity & Cost.
When you choose whether to handle a case yourself, two factors usually dominate your decision-making process:
- Cost: How much will it cost to litigate your case, with or without a lawyer?
- Complexity: Is the case too difficult or too time consuming to handle yourself?
Ideally, before you file your case, you should have a pretty good handle on the cost of getting a judgment and whether the case is simple enough for you to handle without a lawyer. At a superficial level, the question of cost seems easy, but cost increases with the complexity of a case.
Factors that make a lawsuit more expensive include:
The amount you’re seeking: The more money you claim in your lawsuit, the more expensive your filing fee is likely to be.
The type of case you’re filing: Landlord-tenant matters may have a different filing fee schedule in your state. In addition, to the filing fee for your eviction case, you may have to pay an additional fee to make a claim for a money judgment if you seek damages for unpaid rent or damaged cause by a tenant.
The complexity of your case: Complicated legal actions generally cost more than simple collection cases. They often involve a larger amount of money, include multiple defendants, and require formal pretrial proceedings.
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