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When Might You Need an Attorney?

There are many situations when you might need the assistance of an attorney. In some cases, you will be unable to fight your case without one. So, what type of occasions might you need an attorney and when can you do without one?

Divorce

If you and your spouse are divorcing amicably, you might not need the help of an attorney, although it is always best to have your divorce agreement looked at by a lawyer to ensure all is in order. However, if the split was messy and there are children involved, then a divorce attorney’s expertise and advice are immeasurable. A divorce attorney would ensure your rights are protected.

Hiring Foreign Workers

If you are sponsoring a foreign employee, then you may benefit from the assistance of a H-1B visa attorney, say the experts at Graham Adair. Immigration laws in the U.S. are extraordinarily complex and an attorney can make sure the process goes through without any hitches. Small errors on applications can cause massive delays, so seeking advice from an experienced attorney is always advisable.

Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence (DUI) is serious and you could find yourself with, at best, a fine and a loss of your license or at worst, with a jail sentence. You could even face all three without help from a good lawyer. If it is your first offense, a good attorney can argue for the minimum penalty, so it is not a good idea to try to fight this charge without one.

Discrimination at Work

If you are facing discrimination at work and you want to make a case, you should make sure to have a good attorney on your side. There are specific laws in place relating to discrimination at work, at both federal and state levels, and an experienced lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected.

Writing a Will

If you want to make sure that your loved ones are protected after you die, then getting a will written is a good idea. This is especially important for those who will be leaving behind a large estate with multiple claimants. Making sure everything is in order with wills and trusts will ensure there are no lengthy delays for your loved ones after you die. A lawyer can make sure your wishes are carried out.

Car Accidents

If you have been involved in a car accident that resulted in injury to yourself, your passengers, or a third party, it is always a good idea to seek advice from a lawyer, particularly if you were not at fault for the accident. Insurance companies often try to settle claims quickly, especially if it means they can pay out less. Whether you were to blame or not, you should seek advice from an attorney to ensure you get what you are entitled to and that you do not accept responsibility for something that was not your fault.

Bankruptcy

If you wish to declare bankruptcy, you will need an attorney. In fact, you cannot get a bankruptcy without an attorney. As well as providing expert advice, a bankruptcy attorney will prepare necessary legal documentation and will represent a client in court.

When an Attorney is Not Required

There are times when hiring an attorney is simply not necessary, such as when you receive a parking fine or a traffic ticket. It is generally accepted that it is better to pay the fine than the lawyer in such cases. However, if the traffic ticket is serious and may cause you to lose your license, hiring a lawyer might be worthwhile if you manage to get the ticket reduced.

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