There are many reasons to go to a lawyer, in case you've been arrested, for example, but what about other not so clear-cut times?
Sometimes the need for a lawyer is obvious. For example, you've been served with a lawsuit. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, even if the police just claim they want you to come in for a "talk." You need a lawyer. You know that.
Obviously people hire lawyers for advice and legal counsel or to prepare legal documents all of the time, in all kinds of situations.
While you may be able to get through a legal problem without hiring a lawyer, you should always remember that when you represent yourself, you might have a "fool for a client," as the saying goes.
However, given the cost of lawyers today, you may not have a choice, but consider the options? Hiring a lawyer is not an easy decision in most cases.
YOU MUST CONSIDER THE COST OF LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE TIME AND EXPENSE OF LITIGATION.
Civil suits can drag on for years. By the time it gets to trial, most settle on the court house steps, largely because both sides are fed up and want the matter to just go away
In other case, what you want may not be black and white. If you feel you were unfairly or unlawfully fired , you might just want to get your job back or you may want to be sure you get fair severance pay and good references.
If you suffered an injury from a defective product, you might wish to recover money damages.
What if you need to seek an injunction against someone to stop them from doing something which cannot be undone.
Think about what you want, how much time and money the problem is worth to you before you hire a lawyer. Find a lawyer if the problem is really worth suing over. You must be realistic about your chances of winning and what your case is worth. Your lawyer will help you to decide.
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Need a cheap divorce? Injured? Unjust Dismissal? Been arrested? You need a lawyer. It never hurts to consult a lawyer. It is prudent and it may be the best thing you can do if you are facing a legal problem that you can't resolve yourself.
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