Why might you need an attorney?
Why might you need an attorney?
For example, you should consult with an attorney ASAP in the following cases: business issues, family issues, estate planning, you have been charged with a crime, personal injury, discrimination or harassment, etc. Below are other reasons (and the benefits of hiring a lawyer).
What to do if you can’t afford a lawyer?
If you feel that you can’t afford an attorney, you can look into legal aid resources that might be able to help you with your particular situation. FindLaw’s Do You Need a Lawyer section provides information about what lawyers do and legal aid resources available to you if you can’t afford a private attorney.
Why do I need a lawyer for an employment-related problem?
1. Why might I need a lawyer to handle a employment-related problem? To fully enforce state and federal laws protecting employees against illegal actions by their employers, you will need an attorney in many situations where you have a serious problem with your employer and need to take legal action.
When do you need a lawyer for a case?
If you are being sued and the consequences of a loss may result in the loss of a good deal of money or property, you need a lawyer. Again, the other side has a lawyer, so you need to get one too. Most of these things are settled out of court, but you want an experienced negotiator on your side. 4. A DUI
Do you need a lawyer to represent you at work?
Retain someone who has represented individual employees, not employers. For more information on potential sources for employment lawyers, see the Workplace Fairness employment attorney directory. For other practical information about working with attorneys, see the following page:
How to find legal help when you can’t afford a lawyer?
Here’s how to find legal help if you can’t afford a lawyer: Contact the city courthouse. Seek free lawyer consultations. Look to legal aid societies. Visit a law school. Contact your county or state bar association.
When to ask a lawyer for legal advice?
You can also ask a lawyer to give you advice on an hourly basis, without providing full representation. Legal services generally do not come cheap. The more complicated your legal problem, the more you will need legal advice, and the more it will cost for legal help. In some cases, it can be much more costly to try to represent yourself.
When do non-attorneys need to hire a lawyer?
Non-attorneys are generally at a disadvantage when squaring off against opposing counsel or doing business with another party that has legal counsel. As explained above, the law is complicated and an attorney representing your adversary (or even a non-adversarial party entering into a legal agreement with you) will take advantage of this inequity.
When do you need a lawyer for a criminal case?
Remember, a public defender is on case overload, and will usually recommend a plea bargain that will be worse than what a private attorney could get you. If you qualify financially for a public defender, still try to find a friend or relative willing to pony up the money for a lawyer. 6. A Car Accident with Injury