There are many life changing events you may be forced to go through that will require the assistance of a lawyer. Whether you are dealing with family, health or financial issues, legal assistance can help make sure you find the best solution quickly. Here are five life changes you may want to consider calling a lawyer for:
While anyone can attain a marriage license, a lawyer will be necessary if you plan on entering into a prenuptial agreement with your significant other. The signing of this agreement, under the supervision and direction of a lawyer, will be the guideline upon which joint property will be distributed should you and your partner ever separate.
In the case of a divorce, a lawyer will be necessary to ensure that both parties follow through with the agreements in the prenup if you signed one before entering into marriage. If you did not sign one it will be up to the lawyers to settle an agreement between the two parties as to how all joint property will be distributed. This is especially important if you have children involved.
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance providing medical benefits and wages to employees who were injured on the job. If you feel you qualify for workers’ comp, you will likely want to consult a lawyer to help you come to a settlement with your employer.
Your last will is a legal document which provides for the distribution of your property after death. Creating a will may help your family members come to civil agreements on who receives what after the event of your death. Most people create their will under the guidance of a lawyer as large amounts of legal jargon are typically required for your will to hold up in court.
Buying a house
When buying a house, you will almost definitely need a real estate lawyer to assist you in filling out all the required documents to legally take ownership of said house. To not do so may put you at personal risk of loss and any documents you do sign may not stand up in a court of law.
If you get seriously injured or ill, which makes it impossible for you to continue working, it could put a major strain on your finances. In this case, you may be eligible for social security disability. It’s important that you get the benefits you need to support your family. A Green Bay Social Security disability attorney can help you with every step of the legal process.
These are only just a few instances in which a lawyer may be necessary. When making major life decisions, consulting with a lawyer is a good idea.
This article is courtesy of Anita Ginsburg, a freelance writer from Denver who often writes about home, family, law and business. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family when she isn’t writing.