Often in life, if we don’t know the answer to a question or problem, we seek outside advice. We look to parents, teachers, friends, or even the internet to help us through some of life’s problems. While these are all good sources of information, when you need actual counsel, someone who is knowledgeable in their field is your best bet. Legal counsel, therefore, should be sought from a lawyer. How do you know when you need to find a lawyer for legal counsel? These are just a few of the situations that can call for legal counsel:
- Family affairs, such as prenuptial agreements, custody agreements, adoption processes, etc.
- Legal documentations, including wills, living wills, trusts, power of attorney, medical power of attorneys, DNR’s
- Any time you are arrested
- Large purchases, such as real estate or businesses
- If you are wrongfully injured at work or in an auto accident
- Any time you want peace of mind for a situation beyond your field of expertise
These are just some of the instances in which you should seek out the advice of professional legal counsel. While the cost of initial legal counsel might intimidate some people, many professional lawyers have ways to work with people. They can provide work pro bono (for free), work for a portion of monies rewarded in court or give you a free consultation to determine if you have a case. While hiring and seeking legal counsel can at times be expensive, it’s nothing compared to the risk you take when you decide to skip legal counsel altogether.
Here at Koontz & Smith, Attorneys at Law, we would be happy to take a look at your case and determine if you need further legal counsel. Contact us today for more information.