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5 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer

5 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer

It is highly unlikely that you will get through life without having to engage the services of a lawyer. Luckily, there are lawyers out there who specialize in every aspect of the law. So whether you need a quality car accident lawyer or an experienced adoption lawyer, there is someone out there to help you. Here are five reasons why you may need to hire a lawyer.

You’ve Been In an Accident That Wasn’t Your Fault

Car crashes, personal injury, slips and falls, are all reasons why you may need to hire a lawyer. If you weren’t to blame, then someone else was. Your lawyer will file your case and build your claim for compensation. These cases can be a long and complicated process, and you will need your lawyer to make sure everything is in place and get you the compensation you deserve.

Buying or Selling Property

Ever been tempted to advertise your home and sell it privately without getting a lawyer involved? We have a word of advice for you; don’t! Real estate sales are not as simple as the experts make them look. There are all kinds of details that can trip you up and leave you liable to being sued if you get any of them wrong. You pay these lawyers for their services to make sure the legalities are all in place and above board. Trying to skip this to save yourself a few bucks is asking for a whole heap of trouble.

Divorce

How easy life would be if we could stand in a room with our estranged spouse and say, “I divorce thee” three times to end a marriage. That is, however, not the world we live in.

If you are the petitioner, you will need a lawyer to prepare the divorce papers you want served to your husband or wife. And if you are the respondent, you need one to make sure you aren’t taken advantage of. It is true that a lot of amicable separations have become bitter wrangles once the lawyers have gotten involved, but it’s very difficult to get divorced without one. Stick to your guns. Make sure your lawyer follows your instructions to the letter, and try to make the dissolution of your marriage as quick and painless as possible.

Personal Liability

You could be on the receiving end of a claim if somebody thinks you are responsible for their accident or personal injury. Gone are the days when you simply exchanged insurance details after a fender bender in the parking lot. That person could also decide to sue you for damages and medical bills, and you will need your lawyer to determine the truth and make sure you only pay what you are responsible for.

Family Law

Family law covers a broad spectrum of scenarios, and it is one of the most unpleasant aspects of the law. Family court is exactly what its name suggests. It deals with all legal issues relating to families. Fathers, or mothers, seeking visitation rights to, or custody of, their children. Absent parents not financially supporting their children. Kids who want to be emancipated from their parents. These are just a few reasons why you may need a lawyer to represent you in family court.


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by Harvey Carr // Harvey Carr is a contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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