Do You Need to Hire a Lawyer?

Monday, March 21, 2016 | 7:58 pm

Not every legal matter requires support of the lawyer but in many situations involving a legal dispute, challenge, or deal, you may not wish to proceed without the advice of an experienced professional. While good legal representation may not be cheap, it can help get you out of a number of sticky situations – such as a bad divorce, lost job or even worse – lost claims and jail time.

Despite common belief, not having a lawyer may actually cost you more that having one. Many civil attorneys don’t collect a dime unless they win your case. Also, you may be able to claim legal fees as a plaintiff in a civil case, so hiring a lawyer can actually save or make you money. Some lawyers provide also a free initial consultation. Since many attorneys will meet with you for free during a face-to-face consultation, there is really no harm in talking with one. Not only will a free consultation give you an idea of the type of case you have, it will help you decide whether you actually need to hire a lawyer.

Experienced lawyers know how to challenge (and sometimes suppress) evidence. You may not even know that a key piece of evidence against you was improperly obtained or that the testimony of a witness contradicts an earlier statement. But your lawyers will know and will take care of the situation. Considering a professional help during difficult situation can bring only benefits. If you are not decided you can always sign up for a free consultation with your lawyer.

Athlon Legal handles Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship and Business Succession and Planning. If you are looking for a local lawyer, call Justin Shiau of Athlon Legal. They are located at 14 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Ste. 503 in Old Pasadena. You can reach them at (626) 888-9035. You can also visit Athlon Legal at


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