Next step is to find out the cost of hiring a lawyer .Generally charges vary with respect to merit and expertise in the matter. As a rule one should draw an outline of budget and the number of years the case might take to get resolved .Then one should narrow down on the expert lawyer one can afford and take appointment on phone. The fee details should be clarified in the first meeting itself so that you have a smooth relationship with your lawyer and there is no misunderstanding during the case proceedings. It is not advisable to switch lawyers during the case proceedings, hence all the details i.e. the fee, the expenses under different heads, lawyers commitment for your case for the specific time should be thoroughly enquired.