How do I know when to hire an attorney?

With any type of dispute where a court is concerned, it’s best to hire an attorney. There are other instances where it’s advisable as well. For example, if you have an on-going dispute that is going to require a great deal of your time, it may be best (and sometimes more expedient) to hire an attorney. You might also want to hire an attorney if you’ve got a significant business transaction.

Consider these factors when deciding to hire an attorney or handle a matter in-house:

  • Consider the money, time, and property involved and ask yourself, is this a legal dispute that will likely end up in court? If the answer is yes, it’s best to hire an attorney now.
  • Sometimes, a little research can save a lot of money. For example, is there a book on the subject that might save you an attorney’s fee?
  • Are there any non-attorney legal resources that could help?