If you go by what’s typically shown on TV, it’s easy to get the impression that the only people who hire lawyers are criminals or those going through nasty divorces. We at GPS Law Group are here to assure you that this is not the case–the law is an incredibly broad field, and there are countless reasons that you might want to consult with a lawyer.
- You are facing DUI charges–One reason to consult a lawyer is to help you fight DUI charges. A DUI carries some severe consequences that can seriously disrupt your life, such as having your license suspended. With the help of a qualified lawyer, you may be able to contest the charges in order to have them thrown out or reduce your sentence to something less punishing, such as a fine.
- You are starting a business–Another reason to consult a lawyer is to help you start a business. While you may have a great business plan and already have the money you need, you’ll still need to file some legal documents to make sure that your business gets off to the right start. Business law can be pretty complex and thorny, and it can carry some harsh penalties for mistakes, so it’s best to make sure that all your i’s are dotted properly at the outset.
- You need to make a will–A third reason to meet with a lawyer is to make a will. Even if you are young and in good health, it’s still a good idea to have a will in place to dictate what you want to be done with your assets in the event of your sudden passing. This is especially important if you have children or other dependents, as a legal will is what the courts will use to determine who will care for them if you are no longer able to do so.