In these economic times, people are constantly looking for ways to save money and some are choosing to more things themselves rather than hire a professional. You might decide you can paint your garage as well as a professional, or you might decide you can design your own garden, but would you pull your own tooth? Would you draft your own real estate contract? With all the information available online, many think they can represent themselves in their own legal matters. The internet is a great place to learn more about your general legal rights and responsibilities, but is not a great place for specific advice for your personal situation.
Lawyers Appreciate Different Areas of Expertise
Legal matters can have consequences which may not be known to someone who doesn’t practice a specific area of law. Laws and regulations change regularly and an attorney who specializes in an area of law is more likely to have the expertise to stay on top of the changing laws.
For example, a lawyer who specializes in business law and contracts would not take a client for a criminal matter. The business lawyer would likely refer the client to someone who specializes in criminal law. Attorneys are particularly aware of the specific knowledge and experience needed to represent clients and most do not attempt to represent client outside their own area of expertise.
Finding a Lawyer
Experienced Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Elga Goodman has experience helping clients with necessary legal documents for medical care, assisted living, living wills, last will and testaments, financial matters, and preserving assets. Call us today at 973-841-5111 to learn more.