How do you know if you need an attorney to represent you? There are several legal matters that do not require an attorney such as attending small claims court or fighting a speeding ticket. Acquiring an attorney for more critical legal matters such as divorce, child custody, distribution of your estate, or personal injury cases are examples where you do need an attorney to present your case further. We’ll take an in-depth dive into the top reasons you would need to hire an attorney to represent you.

Hiring an attorney is a big decision largely since it can become costly. Each case requires a certain attention to the details and hiring an experienced attorney who is familiar with the laws, your case, the court, and your opponent is crucial to the outcome of your case. An important aspect to seek for in an attorney is how well they understand your case details, the laws coinciding with your case, the courts where you are filing your case, and the outcome you are trying to attain once the case is closed. For the most part, an attorney with experience will understand the importance of representing your rights and interests. An attorney’s fee varies on the type of case. You can discuss the attorney fees with the attorney prior to hiring the attorney to take on your case. Determining if your case is in good hands and you’ve acquired an attorney where you will see progress and success is an essential way to know if you’ve made the right decision.

Even accomplished attorneys do not represent themselves and hire an attorney to represent them in court. Now, if you decide to not have an attorney this too can cost you. If your case is a criminal or civil case, consider retaining an attorney. Not hiring an attorney could hurt you if you are not familiar with the deadlines and protocols for properly filing specific legal documents. Submitting late or wrong paperwork could delay or potentially derail your case and cause it to result in a worse outcome. Having an attorney who understands what paperwork needs to be completed and submitted will be beneficial to your case. A knowledgeable attorney would know what to do in these matters.

Your opponent often will have legal representation which can cause your opponent to have the upper hand. Cases that are brought to court are often the cases where you have the opportunity to dispute what is being brought against you and advocate for your rights and interests. The law is complicated and a capable attorney is familiar with the laws and how to best advocate for you in your case. Going against an opponent without an attorney can hurt you and even cause you to lose the case and result in a negative outcome.

A trained attorney will know when it’s time to settle your case. When you have an attorney handling your case, he/she will be familiar with what action to take and can provide their expertise in negotiating with the opposing party.

Our firm offers free-consultations with attorneys and counselors at law. We provide professional and trusted services to all of our clients in each case. Our attention to detail, well-versed understanding of the law, and responsibility to our clients is why we are the firm for you! Hiring an attorney can be a challenging task mainly when you are not certain if you need an attorney or if your case requires an attorney. Researching attorneys in your area and visiting with them to discuss your case, their fees and other critical factors is a top-approach in order to make your decision. Through our free-consultation appointment, we discuss your case in detail and determine if our services are right for you. We do provide our recommendation for your case in order to help you make your decision. We’ve proudly served the greater state of Ohio for over 35 years and will continue to provide our expertise to our community. Do not delay, call us today to schedule your consultation!