Lawyers are honest but there are definitely some in the legal industry who are there to just charge you extra for the work that they do. There are many incompetent lawyers out there who charge you a bomb without having the required expertise. You thus need to know the secrets that will save you from overspending on a lawyer.
Myrtle Beach lawyers and other lawyers make forms for their clients. Not all of them need to be made from scratch. Some of the form templates exist and all they have to do is to edit it a bit. So the lawyers actually take the already existing forms but they charge you as if they had done it from scratch. It is actually fine to use these edited documents but what they charge is huge.
The lawyer’s work in most cases is done by their peons. There are interns and secretaries who do the work but the fee that is charged is as if the lawyer is doing the entire task himself. So while the lawyer may just be paying $50 per hour, he is actually charging say around $300 from you for a work that he does not do at all.
Some lawyers are alumni of some reputed schools. Well that should in no way let them charge extra. This could be because their grades were good or their parents could put them into good schools because they were rich. It is unnecessary to spend on such lawyers who carry a tag for being passed out of the reputed schools. There are many who come from mediocre schools but are great at their work and also charge less.
The large firms actually get much discounted rates for placing long distance calls or for say the copying services. But the firm does not pass on the discount to you. In fact they charge you a higher fee and pocket the difference.
These basic things can let you negotiate with the lawyer on the fees.