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Do I need a lawyer?
A lawyer, as an independent professional under the law, has the task of protecting the rights and interests of his clients, following their instructions and maintaining confidentiality. His work is key in the defense of constitutional rights and interests according to the legislation of the Slovak Republic. Can be helpful in both contentious and non-contentious proceedings and is important in decisions about the client's legal status. The lawyer provides a wide range of legal services, including representation in courts, consultancy, property management and legal analysis. The advantage of using his services is legal and disciplinary responsibility for correctly provided services, protected by mandatory insurance. You can find more information in the legal services section of our website.
When is the time to see a lawyer
There is no exact moment when you should seek the legal help of a lawyer, but in general, the sooner you ask for a consultation, the greater the chance of successfully asserting your rights and claims. Early contact with a lawyer can paradoxically reduce the total cost of legal services and open up more options for solving the problem, which may no longer be available at an advanced stage. Our office offers a free initial meeting to understand your problem. We encourage clients to contact us as soon as they encounter a legal issue or are unsure of how to proceed. We often manage to prevent the problem or the statute of limitations or other complications.
What can you share with a lawyer?
The relationship between lawyer and client is based on mutual trust. According to Act no. 586/2003 Coll., with updates, a lawyer is obliged to maintain the confidentiality of all information obtained during the performance of his work, including personal data protected by a special law. This obligation continues even after termination of legal representation. If a lawyer violates confidentiality, he may face liability for damages and disciplinary sanctions. This means that you can entrust a lawyer with all the details of your case, which is often crucial for an accurate legal assessment and solution of your situation.
What are the duties of a lawyer?
The duties of a lawyer are defined by Act no. 586/2003 Coll. and its updates. At work, a lawyer must protect and promote the rights and interests of the client, following his instructions, as long as they do not conflict with the law. In such a case, he must inform the client about the discrepancy and not be bound by the instructions. A lawyer also has a duty to act with professional care, which means that he must act honestly, conscientiously, appropriately and use all available legal means for the benefit of the client. Part of his duties is also to take care of the efficiency and economy of provided services, thereby ensuring that his actions are not only effective, but also cost-effective.
What are the costs of a lawyer and is it financially affordable for me?
A lawyer charges a fee for his legal services, which can be demanded in advance as an advance. In addition to remuneration, he is also entitled to reimbursement of expenses that were actually and verifiably incurred during the provision of services, such as court fees, travel, telecommunications expenses, or the costs of expert opinions and translations. He can also demand compensation for loss of time. The amount of the fee depends on the agreement between the client and the lawyer. In the case that they do not agree on the amount of the fee, the lawyer's fee is determined according to the tariff / No. 655/2004 Coll./
What to do if a lawyer makes a mistake?
A lawyer is responsible for the damage caused to the client in the performance of his legal duties, and such misconduct affects his professional reputation. According to Act no. 586/2003 Coll. and its updates, a lawyer must have liability insurance for damage that he could cause in the course of his practice.
How do I know which lawyer is good?
What is important is the lawyer's approach to the client, the ability to communicate openly and draw attention to potential risks. A good lawyer provides truthful information, tries to avoid unrealistic expectations and is always ready to learn and perform to the maximum for the client. Mutual trust and a professional approach are key.
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I am JUDr. Diana Eliasová, an experienced lawyer with extensive legal education and experience. After completing my studies at the Faculty of Law of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica and the Pan-European University, I obtained the title of Doctor of Laws and subsequently gained extensive experience working as a lawyer trainee and a corporate lawyer. I specialize in civil, family, labor, real estate, commercial and administrative law, providing comprehensive legal advice and representation. My individual approach guarantees flexible and professional solutions tailored to the needs of each client. I offer my services in Žilina and the surrounding area, if necessary I also operate in Bratislava and Žiar nad Hronom. Contact me for professional legal services based on extensive experience and deep professional knowledge.