It’s important to know when you need to have a lawyer. Not every legal matter requires one. Many people are capable of challenging a speeding ticket or going to small claims court without the assistance of a lawyer. However, when the stakes are high, it’s essential to use a lawyer. With separation/divorce, real estate transactions, and estates, it’s never wise to take the risk and go it alone without the benefit of qualified legal advice and solid legal document preparation.

If these major life events are not handled properly, you and your family will suffer long term negative consequences. Because of the considerable financial risk involved, not having a lawyer could cost you a lot more money than having one.