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Lawyers: What They Do And 3 Types You Might Need.

May 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThySistas.comLet’s face it: a court case is something that most of us hope we won’t ever experience in our lives at all. They can be traumatic and stressful, let alone sometimes they require you to take weeks or even months off work in order to attend. But sometimes, life throws us a curveball, and something may happen to us that means we end up having to seek legal advice. Unless you are already well versed in law and feel capable of representing yourself, you will need to hire a lawyer or an attorney. These professionals represent you in court and take on your case to fight your corner. This means dealing with all the legal jargon, speaking in front of the court and jury (if there is one) and taking care of other things such as how you are perceived in the public eye.

Hiring a professional to do these things (and more) for you takes much of the pressure off and enables you to carry on life as best you can even around your court case. So, we’ve established that a lawyer can help you get out of a sticky situation; but just what are those situations likely to be? Here are a few examples of common incidents and court proceedings which generally require a lawyer, and how you can find the one that’s right for you.

Divorce lawyer

Marriage is supposed to be for life – but with divorce rates at an all-time high; it’s little wonder that the demand for divorce attorneys has shot up in recent years. Divorce is clearly a tricky subject to handle and can be a traumatic experience for all parties involved. Therefore, you need to find a divorce lawyer who is sympathetic to your own personal circumstances, but who will also work for the best interests of you and your now-ex partner.

Car accident lawyer

Millions of car accidents happen across the country every single day. Usually, the odd bump or scratch doesn’t really go amiss, and more often than not any collisions can be sorted out between the two parties and their insurance providers. However, there are some unfortunate scenarios where the accident might be a little more on the serious side, and there could be heavy debate over which driver was at fault. Just in case this happens to you, make sure you have resident car accident lawyers at hand who will be able to take your case through the courts and get you maximum compensation.

Immigration lawyer

If you’re looking to move overseas, chances are you’ll need a top tier immigration lawyer to help you through the process. Immigration and visas are both very complex topics, and they differ from every single country. Just because you know the immigration rules for one country doesn’t mean you’ll automatically know them for another! In order to be completely clear about your move and what is required of you, an immigration lawyer can guide you through the legal process and get you that much-sought-after residential visa.

Staff Writer; Shawna Ball

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