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7 Times When You Might Need a Lawyer

— July 14, 2021

From starting a business to ending a marriage or keeping yourself out of jail, there are times when hiring a lawyer is the best thing to do.

For all intents and purposes, people tend to avoid the courtroom as much as they can. However, there are certain times in life when almost anyone will have to deal with this kind of hassle. In the following instances, the need for a lawyer might actually be legit. Let’s take a look at some of those examples.

  1. Creating a Business Startup

If you ask us, starting a legal business should be fairly straightforward. But alas, things don’t work as we want. All the legal proceedings that you need to go through are so tedious that a regular person might feel like they’re going insane.

It is crucial especially if you have multiple partners within the startup. You don’t want them to steal your intellectual property or have the ability to throw you out once the profits start rolling in. Yes, it’s kind of sad to put it this way, but it is what it is.

  1. Wrongful Termination from the Workplace

Sticking with the business-related side of things, your employer might get annoyed and fire you on the spot with no previous warning or compensation. In that case, you’re entitled to some justice.

There are both state and federal laws when terminating employees, so if you’re fired on the spot, call a lawyer ASAP.

  1. Wills and Trusts

Not every family is ideal, that’s for sure. And when it comes to sharing property, things can get even more complicated. Downright gruesome even. If you know you’re old and your clock is most likely ticking, save your family some trouble and get a lawyer to jot down your will.

Attorneys know all the possible legal disputes, so they can give you the best advice given your particular situation. Before you ask, yes, you can write a will on your own. But why risk creating more trouble than it’s worth?

  1. Car Accidents

Luckily not all car accidents are equal. Some are only small bumps that can be solved amicably by the involved parties. Also, you need to consider that the laws can differ from state to state, so even if you solve it amicably you might still be required by law to get an attorney.

For example, we recommend consulting if you live in Georgia and South Carolina, but you should search for a completely different law firm if you live in any other state.

  1. Workplace Discrimination

It wouldn’t be the first time in history that a dream job turns into an incomprehensible nightmare. No matter your race, gender, orientation, religion, and so forth, nobody is allowed to discriminate against you. And that goes double when it comes to a working environment.

These can be federal offenses even, so your chances of winning a case are quite high if you can prove that you were indeed discriminated against. Consult with a lawyer before filing a lawsuit so that you can learn how to gather said info legally.

  1. Filing for a Divorce

Yes, it’s not something that you or anyone else likes to think about. However, as much as we might love our spouse, we need to be aware that the day may come when one of you files a divorce.

Marriage certificate with orange rose, both being cut in two by orange-handled scissors; image by Stevepb, via
Marriage certificate with orange rose, both being cut in two by orange-handled scissors; image by Stevepb, via

In such instances, a divorce lawyer is indispensable. You don’t want to go through the multiple law-related hoops alone, especially if you’re heartbroken because of the matter. In any case, here’s hoping it won’t come to that.

  1. Got Evidence Stacked Against You?

Sometimes you might be wrongfully accused of something and you simply don’t know how to defend yourself. Even if the evidence seems valid from a logical standpoint, it might not be valid from a legal perspective.

For example, how one obtains evidence can make or break a case in a manner of seconds. Make sure to always get a good attorney in such scenarios. Don’t rely on a random choice made by others for you. Get the best that your money can get.

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