Throughout our lives, there are not many instances where we plan to have representation by an attorney. In fact, most people try to avoid any kind of situation that might involve an attorney. However, with many big life decisions – real estate sales and purchases, divorce, adoption, estate planning – it is crucial that we have a knowledgeable attorney by our side to ensure we are making the right decision with the right paperwork.
But how do I know if legal representation is necessary for my situation? While an attorney can help you assess this, here are some common situations in which you should consider seeking representation:
- Are you considering filing for divorce?
- Has your spouse just served you with divorce paperwork?
- Are you selling your home or property?
- Are you purchasing a new home or property
- Are you considering adoption?
- Has your ex-spouse broken the terms of your Marital Settlement Agreement?
- Did you just start your own business?
- Are you trying to plan the exit strategy from your business ownership?
- Are you considering creating a will or trust?
- Are you facing criminal charges?
- Do you need to file bankruptcy?
- Are you being sued?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, hiring an attorney might be in your best interest! Speaking to an attorney familiar with the relevant area of law can be critical to your success. In situations as such, being proactive can only assist you in meeting your goals. By contacting an attorney, you will better understand whether representation is needed and to what extent representation makes economic sense for you. In addition, attorneys will help you understand the process, advise best next steps, and ultimately navigate you in the direction that is right for you and the situation you are facing.
Schedule a consultation – Be safe, not sorry!