Google, a Clients Worst Enemy
There are few people today who are not familiar with a computer and/or phone on which they can search the web via Google to find answers for almost any question they can imagine. While this is an excellent source of information and often very helpful, it can also be a detriment to getting answers that are really the truth. In the area of information regarding legal issues, Google can sometimes be misleading. From an attorney’s standpoint, Google can be a client’s worst enemy.
When an attorney is handling a case for a client, he or she will have the education needed to understand the details of laws and guidelines necessary for a client’s needs. This knowledge will include the statutes of the state where the litigation is occurring as well as the latest updates to laws, regulations, and guidelines both at a state and federal level. Information of this sort frequently changes so Google will often not have the latest of those changes.
If a client goes on Google to get answers to their legal questions, he or she will often find postings that are out of date, out of state, and not geared to their particular situation. By believing what Google has to say over what their attorney knows for sure can significantly hinder an attorney from proceeding with a case. Sometimes clients think Google knows best, and that can hurt the attorney-client relationship.
The legal information on Google is designed for the populace, not to take into consideration the individual needs and circumstances of a client. It is only with the careful guidance of an attorney that a case will get the proper personal attention it needs to bring about a successful outcome. Clients will sometimes even try to represent themselves and use Google as their attorney. While this may seem to save money, the usual result is less beneficial financially than if the client paid for legal representation.
It is unwise to think Google has all the answers for your legal concerns. It is far better to consult an attorney in the state where you have a legal residence (each state has its own laws) than to trust Google. Many attorneys offer a free, initial consultation where you can ask the questions you were asking Google. If you live in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Miami-Dade, Broward, Orange, or Hillsborough county in Florida or New York or Washington DC and you have a Family Law matter of concern; Attorney Grant Gisondo offers a free, initial, in-office consultation. He will gladly answer your questions and can share with you how he can help resolve your concerns. His office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and, for new clients, on Saturday from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Instead of looking on Google for answers to your legal questions, call Attorney Gisondo’s office at (561) 530-4568 to make an appointment for a free consultation.