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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?
Face the music and consult a lawyer so you know what you are facing. You should consult experienced lawyers for important matters such as:
- Prenup agreements. Do not marry without one.
- Criminal matters, DUI, drug charges,
- Wrongful Termination or Discrimination in the Workplace
- Denial of Workmen’s Comp or Disability Claim
- Real estate sale or purchases,
- A car accident with injury
- Tax and estate planning,
- Drafting your will and trusts,
- Starting any business, negotiating business deals
- Divorce, support, custody and family law matters. Even if adopting children.
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.
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Face the music and consult a lawyer so you know what you are facing. You should consult experienced lawyers for important matters such as prenup agreements, criminal matters, real estate sale or purchases, tax and estate planning, drafting your will and trusts, negotiating business deals and especially in divorce, support, custody and family law matters. Even if adopting children.
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.
IT NEVER HURTS TO TALK TO 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. You can often arrange a free half hour consultation with a lawyer who will talk to you on the matter.
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A phone call to the other side, may sort things out if you have a customer or product dispute.
Call and see if there is a customer service department which may be all your need to effectively address and resolve your problems and complaints. Keep good notes just in case.
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IF YOU AREN'T SURE WHAT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ARE,
it might be worth your time and expense to retain a lawyer to evaluate your situation and advise you on alternative courses of action. Even if you end up having to pay a few hundred dollars for to consult with an attorney, it could be a very wise investment that ultimately saves you time and money
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT A LAWYER?
In many situations, especially in personal injury matters, you must act promptly.
But even if you think you have lots of time to consider your alternatives, deadlines such as sneak up on you and lawyers need time to prepare. So it's always better to start looking for a lawyer sooner than later.
If you've been injured in an accident, keep in mind that there are time limits on your right to file a lawsuit. These "statutes of limitation" vary greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. If you are injured falling on the sidewalk, you need to sue the city and they often demand notice within days of your accident.
You Know You Need the Right Lawyer's Help 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?
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Need a cheap divorce? Injured? Unjust Dismissal? Been arrested? You need to find 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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