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6 Times When Hiring an Attorney is Essential

At one time or another, everyone will need help from an attorney. The good news is that there are attorneys who focus on specific areas of law. That ensures you can work with someone who knows exactly how to provide the legal representation that is needed. Here are six examples of when you need to hire an attorney and ensure your interested are protected.

Preparing a Last Will and Testament

While you can order kits that help with preparing a last will and testament, are you really sure the final product will do everything you want done? Laws related to wills and other end-of-life documents vary from one jurisdiction to another. It is in your best interests to work with an attorney to ensure no detail is overlooked, and that the text of the will is in full compliance with current laws.

Setting Up a Trust Fund

Along with a will, using some of your assets to set up a trust fund for a child or grandchild is a great way to provide the beneficiary with some degree of financial stability. Depending on what you want to accomplish with the trust, an attorney can help you identify the best way to structure it.

Buying a House

Never buy real estate without getting input from an attorney. The legal counsel can look over the terms of the sales agreement and ensure there is nothing in the history of the property that could cause you problems in the years to come. Once the attorney affirms there are no outstanding claims on the property and all the sales documents are in order, you can sign them with confidence.

Getting Married

A second marriage is great, but you have to make sure to be practical about financial holdings. A prenuptial agreement that ensures both parties keep the assets they bring into the marriage, plus provide for an equitable division of property acquired during the union, will simplify things if the marriage does end in divorce.

Filing for Bankruptcy

No one likes the idea of filing for bankruptcy, but there are times when it is the only practical solution. An attorney can help the client determine eligibility for both types of personal bankruptcy, and provide guidance all through the process.

Sustaining an Injury

When an injury occurs due to the negligence or intentional act of another person, seek legal counsel immediately. Personal Injury Attorneys, like the ones at Bachus & Schanker Law, work hard to ensure their clients have the resources they need to pay the bills, get medical treatment, and in general be able to focus on recovering from the event.

When legal help is needed, don’t hesitate. Call an attorney and arrange for a consultation as soon as possible. Having that support will make it easier to face whatever problem has arisen.

Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.


Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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