General Practice / General Law
Rhode Island general practice lawyers offer clients a complete set of services designed to handle many types of legal issues. Rhode Island general practice lawyers can often be compared to your family doctor. They are considered a trusted professional and confidant that can provide you with the legal advice you need over a period of years or a lifetime. Matters are normally billed on an hourly rate or flat fee basis. A retainer or pre-payment is customary. Some lawyers invoice clients that they have established an ongoing relationship with on a monthly basis or when work on a particular matter is complete. Most Rhode Island general practice lawyers charge a minimal initial consultation fee. Some may offer a free initial consultation if you meet with them in person. Unless it is required by the situation, an attorney will rarely give legal advice over the telephone to new clients. Common practice areas include family law, divorce, child custody, support, alimony, power of attorney, elder law issues, wills, estates, estate planning & administration, trusts, financial planning, bankruptcy, adoption, name change, criminal defense, traffic citations, DUI and related charges, business start-ups, partnership agreements, general business law, real estate matters, social security and personal injury cases. Click on a Rhode Island county or county seat link above to find Rhode Island lawyers that provide general practice or general law services in your Rhode Island county or city.
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