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Assuming you do not hire our firm, here are some questions you should ask other lawyers you interview in order to protect yourself.

  • Does he have a written contract which explains your rights?
  • Has he put in writing what you will be charged for his time, his staff's time, etc.?
  • Does he charge for copies, faxes, postage, air conditioning?
  • Is your retainer fee refundable? If so, when will you receive your refund?
  • What is an estimate of what the entire lawsuit will cost? It is common practice for some attorneys to lure you in with a low initial retainer fee and to bill you after the first hearing for much more.
  • Is he Board Certified? This does not necessarily mean that you're getting a good lawyer. Ask how many family law trials he has tried and won.
  • Is Family Law a small percentage of his practice? RUN. Family Law is extremely complex and cannot be effectively practiced without full attention. Just to keep current on the law, Family Lawyers have to attend a four day seminar every single year. That is a lot of material to be digested each year.
  • Are there minimum increments of time you will be charged? For example, if you call and have a five minute conversation with your lawyer, you may be charged .25/hr. or 15 minutes.
  • Can you work with this person? What are your gut, heart and head telling you? Remember, the two of you may be together for two or three years.

Contact Information:

Rita M. Boyd, Attorney
Law Office of Rita M. Boyd, P.C.
5057 Keller Springs Road
Suite 300
Addison TX 75001
Phone: 972-380-8000
Email: Email Rita
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*Rita M. Boyd is not certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Rita Boyd invites you to contact her and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting Rita does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to her until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

What Rita's Clients Say

I have used Rita Boyd for two different cases and I have been pleased with the outcome in both. She has saved me more money than I can tell you. She has protected my rights when the Office of the Attorney General in the first case sought to trample upon them and railroad me.

  -- Billy E., Glenn Heights, Texas

I could not be happier! I originally thought I found Rita Body by accident. However, looking back ...it was meant to be!
  -- Kimberly D. - Collin County, Texas