The 2010s for many people have become the DIY decade. Shrinking salaries and rising costs have forced people to re-think their lives and try their hands at things they never thought they would have to do before. This can be a good thing, but sometimes it’s easy to take this trend too far.
One job where it makes the absolute most sense to bring in a pro is that of a lawyer. These people are easily the most underrated professionals in the whole human race. Good lawyers like, for example, Prime Sydney lawyers located here in Sydney, are often seen as expensive, but the proper term for a good lawyer should honestly be “valuable”.
But…. Do I Need A Lawyer?
Chances are, you will need a lawyer not once, but easily several times during your lifetime, and you will probably need various lawyers who specialize in various key areas.
-If you ever get a divorce, in most of the world, the services of a lawyer are necessary, at the very least to correctly draw up the contract and establish a legal custody arrangement.
-If you have problems at work such as harassment, or if you feel you have been wrongfully terminated. Also, if you have any issue with Worker’s Compensation or Disability benefits etc.
-Any criminal matter, even a slight misdemeanor. This especially goes for things such as domestic violence or DUI/DWI charges. You will definitely need to consult a criminal defense attorney to represent you in court.
-In order to set up a will or trust, a competent lawyer is an absolute must.
-In the case of wanting to file bankruptcy, in most areas of the world, a lawyer is actually legally required to do so.
-Lawyers are vitally important for any kind of intellectual property claim, either as the plaintiff or the defendant.
Of course, these are just the most common instances where a lawyer’s services are super important or even absolutely necessary. We could practically use up the bandwidth of this server listing all of them!
Don’t Be That 11th Hour Person!
The best way to do all things legal is, like most things, well in advance, with a luxury of pre-planning and preparation. For example, a well-drafted prenup agreement saves so much time and hassle down the road in the event of a divorce, and on the other hand, if a divorce never happens, the time and effort is really minimal.
This advice goes double for all estate issues or intellectual property issues. Proper legal advice at the right time, no matter how pricey it may seem, may prove to be worth dozens or even hundreds of the initial legal fees should problems arise later.