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Sometimes life gives you lemons. In an ideal world, we’d all be making lemonade, but in reality, sometimes you simply can’t cope under the stress of your situation. Here are three times in life when having a lawyer in your corner could give you the breathing space you need to tackle the situation and come out on top.
You’re Going through a Messy Divorce
If you’re going through a messy divorce, you’ll know first hand that disentangling your family life presents challenges on all fronts: financial, logistical, and emotional. Add kids and custody battles to the mix, and the weight of this event can be crippling, especially if you and your ex are trying to hold down jobs and keep everything afloat financially. Once you’ve had that first difficult conversation with your children about the divorce, the battle has only just begun. The stress and bitterness that comes with splitting assets shouldn’t affect your child, but in reality, they often do. Family Law Solicitors can be a Godsend when things get messy, as you can put aside the financial side of things and focus on the logistics and emotional challenges of your divorce.
You’ve Been Charged With a Crime
If you’re a fan of procedural drama, you’ll recognise this line: whatever you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. This statement should be a good clue as to whether you need a lawyer in the event that you have been charged with a crime. The answer is always: yes, you do. Even if you are 100% not guilty and the accusation could not be further from the truth, do not, under any circumstances, think that you should defend yourself without the help of a legal team. Why? Because the truth will not always win out. When it comes to legal proceedings, so much hangs on what can be proved. If you’re in a position of having to prove your innocence, simply telling the truth won’t help you. Unless you get legal assistance, you risk not being able to defend yourself against false accusations. Even if you thought you had the circumstances clear in your mind, a courtroom situation can easily grow extremely complicated. Add to that the fact that this is likely to be an emotional time for you, and it’s clear that the best option would be to hire a lawyer, who will view things in an objective and unemotional way.
Even if you do come out unscathed, your legal proceedings following a criminal charge can have important implications for your future—everything from immigration to bank loans. So if you’ve been charged with a crime, this is not a time to take any chances.
Somebody Was Hurt in a Car Crash
If you were driving a vehicle that crashed, and someone was hurt, you will definitely need a lawyer. Medical bills could go through the roof over the course of the injured parties’ recovery, and could be a factor for life. Once the question of liability has been resolved, you may believe that you won’t need a lawyer. However, insurance companies get things wrong all the time, so in this situation, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
If you’re struggling through a tough situation, legal help can be useful. Other times, it is essential. These situations should give you some guidance as to whether to call a lawyer.