It should be known that not every legal situation prompts an individual to seek out legal representation. Yet even though that there are no rules that someone has to hire the assistance of a lawyer, Tampa residents should consider it in certain circumstances. In most circumstances, a legal professional is not needed for issues to be settled in civil court, but not all legal actions have to involve going to court to settle. Here are some common scenarios where it would be a good idea for individuals to consider hiring a legal professional for representation and guidance.
Estate Planning Could be Confusing
Many people know how important it is to have their estate plans in order, especially when there are children involved. If something is not correct on a will, or trust, it could cause the children of that individual to not receive what is rightfully theirs. This is one scenario where it would be a good idea to hire an estate planning lawyer. Tampa residents who do not have any form of trust or will enacted at the time of someone's death, it could cause their personal possessions to go into probate. The probate process can be just as confusing and frustrating for individuals who do not have legal representation.
You are in a Legal Dispute and the Other Side has Legal Representation
Another situation where it might be a good idea for someone to seek out legal representation is if they are in a legal battle with someone who has hired a lawyer. Tampa residents should be aware that someone who has a lawyer is going to have more knowledge about the law than someone who has no experience. This is why it would be a good idea to hire someone who has the same set of legal knowledge. Even someone who has legal knowledge should not go against a legal professional in a dispute alone, because they have a higher chance of having an unsuccessful outcome that the did not want.
*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*