More often than not, potential clients reach out once something has gone horribly wrong. When it comes to legal issues, many of the problems the client faced were issues that could have been resolved at the outset had they reached out to an attorney from the very beginning.
Situations when calling an attorney is a good idea:
FORMING A NEW BUSINESS
WORKING WITH OTHERS
When two people or more decide to enter into business together, a whole host of issues can come up - such as:
Many clients call an attorney because one party to an agreement hasn't held up their end and they want
to know what can be done. The first question an attorney wants to know is whether there is a contract
in place? If so, the attorney must review the contract because many times contracts will limit the rights
and remedies available. This is why it is always a good idea to have an attorney write or review a contract before signing and to never use a contract template found online. Contract templates are never a good idea for a variety of reasons, including the main reason previously stated: contracts often dictate the rights and remedies of the party and that should always be tailored to you and your needs.
Here are just a sample of additional reasons why template contracts are a bad idea:
THREATENED WITH A LAWSUIT
This may seem obvious, but those who have tried to handle threats of lawsuits through negotiations on their own, usually still have to turn to a lawyer in the end, now with less time to prepare.
by Devon Landis, Esq.
DISCLAIMER: This is for informational purposes only and not exhaustive of all aspects of the law on this topic and it is not to be considered legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances, you should contact an attorney for advice on specific legal problems.