At your initial consultation, we will discuss the types of legal remedies or legal work required by the situation and the estimated time and legal expense involved. It is a good time to be practical. When you retain our firm, we will enter into a legal representation agreement so there will be a clear understanding between us about the extent of the work we are authorized to do. If, as the work progresses, there are unexpected developments which result in a longer time period or greater expense than anticipated, we will tell you as soon as we recognize this. You are encouraged to ask questions about the work we are performing on your behalf.