With so many legal resources available, especially online, it’s easy to understand that people want to save money and do it themselves. While that may be ok for some tasks around the house, use care before trying to handle legal matters yourself. Doing so may save you money in the short term, but it can cost a lot more down the road. Consider the following examples of risky do-it-yourself situations.
- You have children and want to make a will to provide instructions about the care of them after your death.
- You and a friend work together in a business and want to form a partnership or corporation. What type of business entity should you form?
- You’ve fallen on hard financial times and are thinking about bankruptcy.
- You and your spouse are divorcing. Are you entitled to share your spouse’s pension?
- You’ve been involved in an accident (of any type) and an adjuster or agent for the insurance company of the other party wants information, a statement or wants you to quickly settle a claim.
- You’ve been contacted by an oil company that wants to lease or re-lease your property and you feel you can negotiate the terms of the lease.
These are only a few of the scenarios in which people can get into trouble. If you find yourself in one of these or similar situations, contact a lawyer. Click here to contact us for a free consultation.