Friday, September 27, 2013

Attorney/Lawyer: Know When It Is Time To Consult Or Hire One

When one is forced to look at the option of consulting or hiring a lawyer usually, one is at a point where it is clear that they need legal guidance. Lawyers can be a wonderful tool to give you the peace of mind when you are in difficult situation, although it is a good idea to know when is an ideal situation to contact a lawyer since legal fees can range from $150 to $1000 per hour when billed hourly. If any of the following statements hold true to your situation it would be in your best interest to consult or hire an attorney: -I am about to sign a contract, I'm thinking about starting a business, writing a will, selling or purchasing or about to rent out a home. -You have been served papers (subpoena, complaint, summons, etc.). -If you are in a situation where you have tried resolving the issue at hand with the “other party” but no clear resolution came from it. -If a private party or company is threatening
you with legal action, or if you feel that you are in a situation where there is a chance you could be sued. -If you are in a situation and after weighing the financial factors, the outcome is clearly worth hiring an attorney. There are many reasons why you may want to contact an attorney, the above are just a few reasons. If you are worried about contacting a lawyer because you think that he/she will charge you don't fret, allot of lawyers will either offer a free 30 minute consultation in person or over the phone. The reason that allot of lawyers offer free consultations is so they can gauge whether they will be able to take on the case or if legal representation is needed at all.