Are you being taken advantage of?
If you feel that you are in a difficult situation at home, at work, or with a family member, it can be difficult to know if you need legal counsel if you have never sought it out before. At Self & Spurgeon Legal Group, we want to remind you that it is free to receive a consultation from experienced, empathetic lawyers who can help.
We’re always happy to help in any way that we can, but sometimes it helps our clients to go ask themselves a small handful of questions and other things to keep in mind before approaching us.
1. Is this a problem you can solve yourself?
You need to consider whether or not if you need legal counsel, or counselling of another sort. You could also ask the advice of someone who is close to you if they believe you have an issue that could be solved by basic conflict resolution or it it needs more assistance — sometimes an outside perspective can help greatly. If you have felt wronged by a company of some sort, seek out a customer services or human resources representative first, and if that does not solve your problem (or worsens it in some cases) then perhaps it is time to get a free consultation.
2. Are you in a safe place?
If you are in a situation where you are either physically hurt or you are facing some sort of persecution, contact us immediately. As we know, there is more to personal health than just physical well-being; abuse can play into all sorts of different aspects of life. If you feel unsafe, please contact one of our attorneys.
3. Is there a case?
Another thing to consider before seeking help from family law or other legal field, is the merit of the case. Whether it is a case that you’re making or that is being made against you, you should be aware of how honest and realistic the charges are. Also, you should weigh both the monetary cost and opportunity cost of pursuing legal action. If you win, will you consider all the time and money spent on the case worthwhile? More importantly, how will you feel if you lose?
Common Legal Situations
If you’re still unsure, we’ve put together a list of broad situations in which having a lawyer would help you considerably. We’ve arranged them in no particular order, they’re simply common issues that most people face and have found helpful to have a lawyer.
- Complicated divorces
- Law suits
- Wrongful termination
- Drug charges
- Injuries from a car accident
- Disability claims
- Business startups
This is by no means a comprehensive list, rather simply a short list of the most obvious situations that a lawyer can help a client through. If you don’t see your issue above, that doesn’t mean we can’t help! It’s important to note that if the other party brings in a lawyer, then you should definitely be getting a lawyer as well. Again, we offer all potential customers a free fifteen minute consultation to help navigate complications just like this. We highly encourage people to make use of this service!
Self & Spurgeon Legal Group
Please remember that the legal system is a process, and not a one stop shop to solve every problem. However, there is no harm in asking for legal help if a situation is deeply troubling you. Our family law firm is standing at the ready to help you in any way that we can! Contact us today for your free consultation.