While you may not need an attorney on full time basis, there are many times it would be good to seek advice from a lawyer. Below are the top 10 reasons:
Need to Sign A Contract?
You may want a Business Law Attorney or Corporate Law Attorney to review the terms, or draft the contract, to make sure you are getting what you bargained for and not accepting some unfair terms. This could also include contracts you sign as consumers.
Having a baby or adopting a child?
You may want an Estate Planning Attorney to prepare a will, trust, powers of attorney and/or review your overall estate to make sure you have adequately protected your loved ones.
Buying or selling a home?
In addition to a good realtor, you may want to consult with a Real Estate Attorney so that you don’t obligate yourself to unnecessary terms and expenses in your real estate transaction. A home purchase is often the largest expense an individual or family incurs and you want to make sure the contract is right.
Going on a trip?
Unforeseen circumstances do occur and it would be best to work with an Estate Planning Attorney before you leave for your trip to make sure you have adequately protected your loved ones.
Starting a business?
The advice of a Business Law Attorney or Corporate Law Attorney can save you much expense and heartache by setting up your business properly.
Need help settling an Estate?
When a spouse or another loved one has passed away, you could benefit from the advice of a Probate Attorney or an Estate Planning Attorney. Perhaps you or someone you know is planning to move from home and into senior living accommodations. The right estate planning specialist can help you maximize your investment options, and minimize tax consequences.
Going through a separation or divorce?
You may want to consult with a Family Law Attorney before making any decisions about dividing property and debts, moving, custody and parenting time arrangements, etc. Family Law is a very specialized area of the law and you’ll want to consult with a specialist that knows the laws, procedures and how to protect your interests without unnecessarily spending your family assets.
Involved in a lawsuit?
Whether you were sued or need to sue someone else for injuries or financial damages, you need proper legal representation. Without it, you may be putting yourself at risk for financial and possible physical detriment.
Having financial problems?
A Bankruptcy Attorney can help relieve you of overwhelming personal or business debt under the right circumstances. A real estate attorney skilled in the pre-foreclosure process may be able to help you save your home by negotiating on your behalf with the bank. A Collections Attorney can help you collect unpaid debt currently owed to you.
Wrongfully terminated from employment or discriminated against at work?
An Employment Law Attorney can help you determine if you have a cause of action to recover the damages you incurred as a result of your job loss or discrimination. If you own a business and want to protect yourself from lawsuits for unfair practices at work, an Employment Law Attorney can work with you to create the proper working environment.
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