Why did you hire your lawyer?

These days it is not uncommon to find that normal people are experiencing legal problems. Look at the side of any bus or up on any billboard and there’s a good chance you will see an advertisement for a lawyer in your neighborhood. But if you’re someone who can’t imagine needing to hire a lawyer, this story from “Mary” will give you something to consider.

Q: So tell us what was going on in your life when you considered hiring a lawyer?
A: I suspected that my husband was cheating on me because he started making excuses about coming home late every Friday after work. I decided a private investigator in Boston would be able to confirm my suspicions, and that’s exactly what happened.

Q: So you hired a private detective before you hired a lawyer. That was a smart move. How did you choose one?
A: I looked on Google and called a few firms before deciding I would meet one private detective in person.

Update: “Mary” has requested that the remainder of our interview be taken offline for privacy reasons. We thank her for participating. If you would like to be our next interviewee, please let us know.

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What type of lawyer do you need?

Law is very detailed, lengthy and has thousands of different clauses, cases and principles. Each case requires a certain area of specialty in order to increase the chances of victory in the legal dispute. Generally the cases are divided into two major categories called Civil and Criminal Law.

The civil law cases generally arise as a result of disagreement or conflict between two different parties. If you are going through a similar situation then you would need an injury lawyer or if it relates to a particular category or area of business such as real estate of business formation that you would need to hire the lawyer who specializes in that area of practice.

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As far as the criminal cases are concerned the focus is shifted from protecting the rights of an individual to ensuring that a person is given his or her rights. In criminal acts the parties involved have either committed or are claiming that someone has committed an intentional act that resulted in injury or substantial loss.

Criminal cases usually tend to have severe punishments involving imprisonment or other bodily sentences. If you are being charged with a criminal offense you need to hire a criminal defense lawyer with a terrific case history. While in the civil cases the sentence are usually invoked in a form of monetary payment or an injunction that prohibits a person from acting in a certain manner.

It is always good to search online regarding the case to understand where your legal matter falls in the equation. There are hundreds of sites on the Internet that can easily identify the type of lawyer you require and can also give recommendations regarding the lawyer.

But before making a decision you need to ensure that the attorney has proper experience and ability to handle complex parts of your case.

Here’s David Kaufman’s video on finding a good lawyer. Very valid points made here…

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