Have you heard the one about the lawyer that said he was going to help his clients?
No, there’s no punch line. Collectively, lawyers are the subject of a lot of bad jokes, but at the end of the day we’re really here to try to aid our clients with their legal problems.
If people have a legal problem, they may receive all kinds of unsolicited advice from friends and family members. What people really need instead is someone on their side who can explain to them the nature of their problem and implications. Someone who understands the law and can give them advice and representation. That’s one of the most basic ways lawyers help their clients.
Lawyers spend years in law school and then in practice focused on the ins and outs of the legal world. All of that education and knowledge is a big part of the reason of why having an attorney in your corner can be so valuable.
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There are a lot of different areas of the law, so it’s important to find a lawyer who provides the type of service needed relative to the problem at hand. For example, lawyers like myself may assist on matters that may involve business, real estate, and/or trust and estate related disputes. By way of contrast, these lawyers don’t do criminal law or domestic relations or divorces.
Business litigation can be just what it sounds like. In the business world, conflicts can and do arise between business owners, between businesses and their suppliers or vendors, between businesses and their employees or customers, and many other situations. If one has a dispute in this world, it is often helpful to have an experienced litigator for assistance in resolution of the problem.
A seasoned lawyer also helps businesses and individuals with real estate litigation matters. There’s a lot at stake when buying, selling, or leasing real estate; from time-to-time, an attorney’s help is needed. Some of the ways these attorneys help people with real estate litigation matters include enforcing or otherwise fighting to have the terms of real estate purchase or lease agreements upheld in court and helping property owners recover damages, whether as a result of damage to property value from trespass or nuisance or misrepresentation in a transaction.
When there are disputes or other concerns about how a trust or estate was (or will be) administered, heirs (or others in the process) may need legal assistance in the court system. Probate and estate attorneys also help clients with disputes arising from this type of litigation. Some examples of when a client may need my help include when there are disputes among heirs or beneficiaries after a loved one dies, or when there are concerns about improper estate or trust administration.
Experienced lawyers understand the framework of the law and how it may apply to the circumstances at bar. When someone is facing a dispute, remember that attorneys are here to help and advocate for a client’s rights under the law. To learn more about such things, contact my office to schedule an initial consultation.