Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring for to the consultation or first meeting

For your initial consultation or meeting, we recommend that you bring the following documents to ensure an effective and comprehensive discussion.

a. Valid ID and contact information
• Govt. issued ID such as Aadhar or PAN
• Contact information including email & phone numbers.

b. Case Documents
• All relevant documents pertaining to your matter including, agreements, contracts, court orders, letters, judgments, previous petitions, complaints, notices, and any other documents received from other parties.

c. Background Information
• A brief summary of the background and key details of the issue
• Relevant timelines and chronology of events leading up to the matter

d. Financial Information
• All pertinent financial documents relevant to your case such as tax returns, income statements, financial agreements etc.
• Information on assets & liabilities or financial transactions relevant to your matter

e. Communication Preferences:
• Please inform us your preferred mode of communication (phone, email, meeting in- person) and
• Instruct us on any specifics regarding communications with other involved parties.

f. Questions
• Feel free to bring a list of questions you have regarding your case
• Let us know if you have any specific outcomes or goals you hope to achieve through legal representation.

Bringing these documents ensures that we are able to have a comprehensive understanding of your situation and are better equipped to provide you with valuable, effective and targeted advice, besides helping us understand and assess the complexities of your case. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding the documents you need to bring, feel free to call our office and we would be happy to provide clarity on the matter. We look forward to assisting you and ensuring productive consultation process.

What is the typical legal process like?

Everyone wants to know what to expect, but the problem is no two legal-processes are alike and there is no “typical” legal process. Every single case is different but legal processes at Lexar Legal follow this general structure:

1. Initial consultation
You meetup and discuss your situation with us which allows us to assess your situation and provide you preliminary advice.

2. Case Evaluation and Strategy Development
After your consultation, we conduct a thorough analysis of your case involving reviewing your documents & legal research thereby designing the best strategy to achieve your goals.

3. Initiation of Legal Action or Negotiation
Depending on the nature of your matter, we would initiate legal action, usually by issuing a notice to the other party or initiate negotiations, with an aim to pursue solutions that are most effective and efficient resolution for your situation.

4. Settlement Discussions
Many a case has been resolved through negotiations. We can engage with the opposite party on your behalf to negotiate a mutually agreeable solution.

5. Filing a case
If negotiations and amicable solutions are not possible, we would go ahead and initiate the litigation process by filing the case in a court of competent jurisdiction.

6. Discovery
If needed, we would go through the discovery process involving gathering of information through depositions and interrogatories.

7. Interlocutory applications
Any interim matters that are required for your case and trial are filed at the appropriate times.

8. Trial
We represent your interest in court through presenting evidence, examining witnesses and making legal arguments to support your case.

9. Post-Trial Actions
Post-Trial actions may involve enforcing the judgment or going in for an appeal, depending on the outcome of the case.

10. Resolution & Closing
Once a resolution is reached, either through trial, settlement or any other means, we take all necessary actions for the finalization of your case.
Please note that this is only an indicative process and your actual process may vary depending upon your case and jurisdiction. Whatever be the process, it is essential that you maintain open communication with us and we will strive to keep you updated on developments in your case, answer your questions and provide guidance at each stage.

What types of cases do you handle?

We typically handle all types of Civil, Criminal and Corporate matters that include, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property Law (Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights), Criminal Law, Information Technology Law, Labor, Employment & Service Matters, Competition & Antitrust matters, Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration & Mediation), Consumer Protection, Matrimonial, Family & Estate Law, Property & Real Estate besides other matters. Give us a call today to fix-up an appointment and we can discuss your matters personally.

Do I have to file a lawsuit?

This can be advised only after going through your matter as it would differ on a case-to-case basis. If you are apprehensive about going to court, you needn’t worry. You can approach us for an in- person consultation and we would be able to advise you properly in this regard. Nevertheless, based on the type of a case, we can negotiate out-of-court settlements for you, or in divorce or family matters we can mediate issues for you. In criminal cases, almost always you will have to go to court to face the charges brought against you

How long does it take to decide a civil case / criminal case / matrimonial dispute in India?

This is an impossible question to answer as the time for a decision varies from the nature of the matter and also drastically from state to state and even court to court. However, ideally speaking, time for decisions in civil disputes before Courts of Original Civil Jurisdiction generally range between 6 months to 5 years, in criminal disputes it ideally ranges between 2 to 5 years, and family disputes range between 1 – 5 years. There are various dependent factors which may shorten or delay the time for these decisions such as nature of parties involved, interim reliefs sought, interim calamities etc., in civil disputes. Usually at least one appeal is preferred which would take at least half the time of the original decision.
In Criminal cases, the dependent factors include number of accused, their bail grants, and if convicted there would in all cases be an appeal which takes one-half to one-third of the original time.

In case we engage your services, how do you accept payment?

We accept payments through the following manner:
a. Cash
b. Cheques – in favor of M/s. Lexar Legal, payable at Chennai
c. Demand Drafts or Banker’s Cheques – in favor of M/s. Lexar Legal, payable at Chennai
d. Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT/RTGS/IMPS) to our Bank Account with our Bankers at Chennai.
e. UPI Payments


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