Generally speaking, asking what your chances are is a fair question. Just remember, you aren’t looking for a “right” or “wrong” answer, just an honest one. If you are facing an uphill battle, you will want to know that up front from the attorney so you can prepare yourself for what lies ahead. Beware of attorneys that offer guarantees – there are a lot of unknowns in most cases and lawyers should never guarantee specific results. You always want your lawyer to be honest and truthful in his assessment of your case and not simply telling you what he thinks you want to hear.