When You Need a Lawyer

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While consulting with a lawyer to answer a legal question or assist with another legal matter is rarely a bad idea, it is not always necessary. Given the costs often associated with hiring a lawyer, it is good to know when it is necessary to do so, and when it is not.

There are some situations where consulting with a lawyer is definitely necessary. Some examples:

There are many legal situations which you can probably handle yourself. For example:

There are other situations in which legal help may be useful, but you do not necessarily need a lawyer. For example, if you only require legal information. While only lawyers are competent to give legal advice, anyone who is knowledgeable about the law is technically competent to give legal information.

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Last Modified: 09-25-2013 03:33 PM PDT

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