Maintaining an ongoing savings plan as a part of your monthly budget is a wise move for anyone. Take your wisdom one step further, and make certain that you are prepared for any legal mishaps that might come your way.
Add a retainer fee to your savings plan, and cultivate a lasting relationship with the best legal professionals in your area. Here are a few reasons you may need a lawyer in life, even though you probably live a pretty legit life.
If you are injured due to negligence
You may have the circumstance where you (or someone in your family) are injured due to the negligence of a business or individual. You’ve heard of the slip and fall cases, and even one of the most infamous negligence cases; when a woman was burned by super hot coffee at McDonald’s.
It’s never legally sound for someone else’s negligence to cause you physical harm. Keep your lawyer on retainer for this purpose, so your best interests are always protected.
A nasty divorce situation
More than half of all marriages end in divorce, and they don’t always end amicably. If you find yourself in the middle of a nasty divorce, you’ll need a legal representative to make sure your best interests are protected.
If you have children, especially, an ugly divorce situation can be very troubling without proper legal representation. Don’t take a chance when it comes to your kids, and get a lawyer who knows their way around family law.
If you are wrongfully fired
There are laws which set specific guidelines for hiring and firing oh the state and federal levels. Most people don’t fully understand their rights in terms of hiring and firing, but a legal professional can make certain that you don’t get the short end of the stick.
If you find yourself in the middle of a case of this nature, you don’t want to be caught without legal representation. The organization you are fighting against won’t show up unprepared for court, so neither should you.
When you write out your will
You can save your family a lot of trouble and leave no room for misjudgment by drawing up a formal will and testament. You’ll need a lawyer to sort out the details and formalize all the documentation, so save up your dimes for the end times.
Denial of workers’ compensation or disability benefits
Believe it, or not; most individuals who apply for workers’ comp or disability benefits are denied the first time they apply for support. Sometimes it takes more than a couple of times to be approved for benefits, and a good lawyer could help move things along.