Should I Hire a Lawyer?
Hiring a lawyer can seem daunting. They can be expensive, arrogant, or unpleasant. Normally when someone is looking to hire a lawyer it is because something in their life is bothering them. The number one question I get asked is should I hire a lawyer to help me? The answer is it depends. As long as your reason for hiring a lawyer is not one listed in my previous blog post, "Why Shouldn't I Hire a Lawyer?" here are somethings to keep in mind.
Education- To become a lawyer in Illinois you have to have a bachelor's degree, a law degree, and pass the bar exam.
Complexity of Issue- is your issue something you understand and are just looking for guidance, or is it something very complicated that you need an expert to take over most of the leg work.
Your time- instead of spending countless hours, preparing for your day in court, organizing files, talking to other parties, going to court, a lawyer can use their time, experience, and education, to do it for you.
Cost- a lawyer can seem expensive, but sometimes a lawyer can actually save you money in the long run.
Peace of mind- the internet may seem like it has all the answers, but mixed in with all the good information there is a lot of bad information as well.