The idea of settling business through the legal system can be scary and intimidating if it’s something that doesn’t happen frequently. Not only is there a massive amount of information you’d need to learn about the various laws but there’s also having to present the case in court, which, needless to say, isn’t something an average individual is capable of handling gracefully.
Developing a connection of those in law can have quite the benefit:
- Have someone to fight for your legal rights
- Gain a better understanding of your options
- Learn of opportunities that may have been buried
These attorneys don’t need to become your best friend but it makes sense to get to know those offering their services in your area and when to call on them.
Here are a few different times in which you’ll want to have an attorney in mind:
We’ve all heard about “ambulance chasers”; they’re the type that show up soon after the accident and hound you to immediately make a case. Well, within that confusion and adrenaline rush from experiencing an accident, it’s very easy to get mixed up and sign away your opportunities to someone trying to make a quick case.
This is why you’ll want to do your due diligence with experienced injury law professionals through different research tactics like digging through their site, having a chat to feel them out, or through reviews/references. An experienced auto/injury attorney can be the difference in paying many upfront fees and being forced to settle quickly vs someone who will put up the good fight to get you everything you deserve after the fact.
What happens if you have a lapse in judgement and sign over important financial documents (such as through a scam)? What if you missed your IRS payments and they come knocking on your door? What if you operate a business and need someone to handle the muck that is payroll, taxes, and possibly even the occasional lawsuit that may arise throughout its operation?
Attorneys in financial law are there for a variety of specialties but the overview is that they’re able to help structure business, set up partnerships, manage accounts, draw contracts, assist with lending, and everything else that’s intimidating when working with banks.
Knowing the right individual in this area of expertise can potentially add to the wins because they are willing to go the extra mile for settlements and contracts versus those trying to rush you through the process just so they can make a quick cut.
A hard topic for any person is what to do with your loved ones as they age. There are plenty of options from live-in caregivers to hospice care in later stages. One of the most important things you and the family will want to cover is with elder law which goes into those important decisions such as living wills, care, and funeral arrangements.
There are plenty of times when injuries and disabilities will bring a family together; afflictions such as heart attacks, strokes, cancer, or Alzheimer’s will certainly do it when it comes to those that are older in your family. Having an attorney on dial to handle the potential issues well before they happen will prevent the family from financial ruin and stress. If the time comes that the individual experiences these issues then they and the family can be safe and assured that the best treatment will be available without causing destructive stress on others.
Look for an elder law attorney that has a strong conviction for helping the elderly. Listen to how they talk about their experiences and what they’ve done to give back besides the law specifics.
Do you have an individual to help you with legal advice and services? If “no” then why not? Consider getting to know the attorneys in your area so you can be well prepared when the time calls for the experts.