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As we go through life there are many situations that you expect to go through, ones that you dread, and ones that you hope will never be in your future. However, it’s likely that you will experience more than one of the scenarios listed below, and in those situations you need to know who to turn to to make the whole situation better.
Maybe not perfect, but better. And that person will often be a lawyer.
When moving house, you have to work with a solicitor. Not only will they manage the contractual side of the transaction, but they will also advise you on whether you are paying the right amount for the property, where best to apply for a mortgage, handle the contractual paperwork for the mortgage settlement, and might even point you in the right direction for insurance. Moving house is stressful and so you will want to have someone who has done this a million times at your side to help you.
Only a select few people will need to involve a lawyer when it comes to getting married, and it would only be when a prenuptial agreement is in order. A pre-nup is a contract signed by both parties agreeing that should the marriage break down, each person leaves with the property and finances they brought to the marriage. This contract can be subject to conditions set and agreed to by both parties.
With over 40% of marriages ending in divorce, it makes sense to think of a divorce attorney as a common fixture in the world. Divorce can be a messy thing, with property, finances and even children to think about. Some couples might opt for a family lawyer when children are involved, but either professional will be fully equipped to deal with these negotiations.
As much as we might fear or dread the time when someone we love dies, or when the day comes when you yourself passes, it’s a fact of life and comes to us all. Before death, you will need to write your will, and after the death it will need to be executed. A probate attorney is who you will need in these circumstances and are fully prepared to help you through this turbulent and grief-filled time.
If you own a business then it goes without saying that you will need a business lawyer. They will handle your affairs when it comes to mergers, contracts, sales and even representation if you are ever taken to court. It makes sense to have the lawyer you work closely with on a day to day, to handle your court proceedings if ever this situation happens.
If you are accusing or being accused, you will need representation in court. If you are being accused the state can appoint you a defense lawyer if you can’t or won’t pay for one yourself. If you are accusing someone else then you need to hire a prosecutor to state your case and prove the defendant guilty of their charges.