Many of us love to watch court room dramas on T.V. and movies. But when people run into trouble in their own lives, they rarely seek the help of a legal team. One reason may be that an attorney’s time is seen as expensive. This is true, however; there are mitigating circumstances that help. Also, in many cases an attorney can help clarify confusing language and argue in your favor.
When Divorce Discussions Get Messy.
A clean divorce is an uncontested divorce. The two parties are in agreement about the division of assets and child custody, if applicable. For those divorce discussions that are not clear and disagreements abound, it is best to have a divorce lawyer present. A third party who knows what needs to be decided can keep discussions moving.
In the case of child custody, an attorney can give advice in terms of what a judge would rule, as based on their experience. Sometimes the parents try to split times and funds in a way that the court may not necessarily support. They always rule in favor of the best interests of the children.
There is More to Bankruptcy Than a Declaration.
Did you know that when a claimant has an attorney, their chapter 7 bankruptcy claim success rate increases to 95%? This is good news for small businesses seeking payment. In a case of this nature, a legal team can advise the claimant on how to present their claim and what evidence will best support the case.
While the internet can offer a wealth of information, it may be more prudent to get advice from an attorney well-experienced in bankruptcy law. They may be able to make suggestions you had not considered.
How to Avoid Having Your Disability Claim Be Dropped.
About 74% of our states have made it a requirement for businesses to have workers compensation. It is important that workers have a backup plan if they are injured on the job. Even office workers who do no heavy lifting can become unexpectedly injured if an accident happens. But for those who work very rigorous jobs, workers compensation can become a life-saver when the unexpected happens.
It may seem unnecessary to have a legal team for a disability claim. Many employees would prefer to simply handle their claim alone with their company. The issue that can spring up with that scenario is if the company tries to fight it. They may insist that it was solely the fault of the employee, or that the employee is not as injured as they claim. This is a disappointing and frustrating situation to be in, as the burden of proof falls to the injured.
Hiring an attorney may seem an unnecessary expense, one with no guarantee of success. And yet, only 2% of personal injury claims go to trial. The bulk are settled outside of court.
Not many people seek out a lawyer as soon as they experience some trouble. Some people are unaware of the right circumstances in which to go to an attorney. Statistics have shown it is better to have a lawyer present for legal disputes than to represent oneself.