Adulting 101: 5 Reasons To Keep A Lawyer On Speed Dial

Posted May 16, 2019 by in Lifestyle

If you were born after 1990, you may have no concept of “speed dial,” but it used to be a thing.  You would just program your mom’s number as number one, and so on. Then hit the number linked to the person you’re trying to ring, and you have “speed dial.”

Now that you’re “in the know,” let’s get down to business.  There are several reasons you may need a lawyer throughout your life, and it’s best to keep working relationship with a competent legal professional:

Family issues can lead to court

More than half of all marriages end in divorce, and the logistics of splitting up a family can get pretty hairy.  It’s best to have solid legal support throughout the process to assure that you don’t get the short end of the proverbial stick.  

A nasty divorce can leave you broke and alone without proper legal representation.  Look out for yourself and your children, and make certain that you have a lawyer that can handle the situation should it arise.  

You may need a lawyer if you are hurt

You never know when you may be injured in a car accident or some other situation.  If you don’t get the proper reparations from those liable for your injury, you will need a lawyer to sort it all out.  Sometimes insurance companies are to blame, when they don’t give you the financial support you feel you need to cover the damages done.  

Financial complications may require a lawyer

You may run across tough financial times over the span of your life.  You will need a great lawyer if you decide to file for bankruptcy, especially if you have a lot of different assets involved in your bankruptcy case.  

A simple bankruptcy can be done without a lawyer, but why gamble when you’re already in a tough spot?  Save yourself the headache, and let your lawyer do the hard work.

You need a lawyer if you start a business

You may have an entrepreneurial spirit, and you should always pursue your dreams.  When you plan to start a business, however, it’s helpful to have a capable legal professional on your side.  Your lawyer will be your advocate as you lay out the foundational aspects of your new business.  

Lawyers are good for drawing up your will

When you get a little older, it becomes more important that you have your last wishes out in the open.  So you might assure that your last wishes are respected after you pass, it’s vital to have a lawyer help you draw up your last will and testament.  Your lawyer will help you set your last wishes in stone.

*This article was contributed.