The average person doesn’t sit around thinking about when they might need a lawyer to help protect their interests.  Hiring a lawyer is typically an “on the fly” sort of action, and maybe it shouldn’t be.

Legal representation is invaluable in many different scenarios which may arise in your life.  It makes sense that you could benefit from a well-maintained relationship with a competent legal professional.

If you’re not sure why you would need a lawyer, take a quick read through some of the various scenarios where you should call your lawyer immediately.

The most obvious of reasons

Sometimes you may find yourself in a bad position, and you may be facing some serious charges.  If you’re ever charged with a criminal offense, call a defense attorney immediately.

Don’t talk to anyone about the issue at hand, as even an innocent person can unintentionally incriminate themselves with their words.  Let your lawyer do the talking, and keep yourself out of jail.

Before you get married 

Sometimes it’s very necessary to draw up a prenuptial agreement before you tie the knot with the woman or man or your dreams.  Love is blinding, and your tangible assets are vulnerable without a prenup. Always have a lawyer by your side to make certain your best interests are considered.

Before you get a divorce 

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of a failed marriage, you will need a lawyer to help you navigate the treacherous waters of divorce.

A calm divorce is much easier to handle, but ideal is not typical in the case of divorce.  More often than not, the two parties involved cannot clearly and calmly decide upon the terms of the separation, and legal counsel can help to mediate the situation.

If you are injured due to negligence

You will need legal counsel if you are hurt because of someone else’s reckless behavior, unless they voluntarily offer to rectify the situation.  Either way, you should have a lawyer by your side to see to it that you get all the restitution you deserve for your injury.

When you want to start a business

Stir the waters inside of your entrepreneurial spirit, and step out on a journey to start your own business.  Before you go, though, call a business lawyer to help guide you through the process.

There are many decisions to consider when starting your own business, and you don’t want to mess it all up.  Ask the professionals, and hire a lawyer.

When you purchase a new home

There are also quite a few important decisions to navigate when you purchase a new home.  It’s good to have a lawyer by your side as you draw up contracts, maintenance, and payment plans for the new property.  Make sure you’re getting a fair deal, and let your lawyer help call the shots.