It’s safe to say that most people know it’s important to have an attorney present when you have to go to court. Court can be terrifying and have far reaching consequences.

There are many other reasons, beyond court, to hire an attorney. Here are a few:

  1. You can stay focused. Whether you are suing somebody, being sued, going through a divorce, or any of the other many legal scenarios, an attorney will fight for you so you can concentrate on your life.
  2. Reduce your stress. Can you imagine how much worse your situation would be if you had to prepare your case, file your petitions, or negotiate with your soon-to-be ex? While they cannot just make everything magically get better, they can certainly help keep the stress levels lower than they would be without them.
  3. They deal with the people you don’t want to. When you are going through a legal situation such as a divorce, your attorney will do the negotiating for you. You won’t get bullied or harassed while they are sitting at the table.
  4. You don’t know what you don’t know, but your lawyer does. One mistake in paperwork, miss a deadline, or skip a step in the formal process and you can lose your case, and probably your mind in the process. Your attorney’s job is to know what to do and help you understand it as well.

There you have it. Four reasons to look at your attorney a little differently.