All of us like to believe that we know the answers. No matter what life throws at us, each of us operates on the solid belief that a mixture of our past experiences combined with what we know from watching our friends and loved ones get by each day (including what we’ve read about) will somehow provide a way out – no matter the maze, we’re ready for it. And that’s no bad thing. Independence means never having to wait for help. What’s not to love about independence.
Certain problems, however, are insurmountable without a little guidance. If you’ve found yourself in a tricky legal situation, then speak to a lawyer – don’t act until you have done so. Why? Because people who are more prepared than you are trying to prove you wrong. The other side has done its homework – can you really risk turning up to a swimming lesson wearing a vest made of bricks? Best to come prepared, and that means following legal processes with someone who has experience in cases like yours.
Do you know the answers to questions such as how much does a DUI attorney cost? Or who is liable in a multiple car pileup – is it the original driver to crash, or is it all other drivers in the pile up for not braking in time? Things can get hairy. Always speak to your lawyer regarding driving
Updating your will is a bigger grey area than you may think
There’s no great way to say this so I’m just going to get it out there – writing a will is only half the battle. If your estate comprises significant funds, properties, businesses, automobiles, jewellery, or even intellectual property or patents, don’t trick yourself into believing that your will is enough
to fend off the wolves upon your demise. Your wishes may not be upheld where a legal case can be made to the contrary. Do your legal research before it’s too late.
As soon as divorce is mentioned, all bets are off. Don’t make the mistake of believing the other side will proceed with humility and respect. What begins with a concern over possessions, such as the ownership of a car or a dinner set or even the contents of a toolbox will spiral into a list of
demands that, if you’re not careful, will be backed up by emails, text messages, receipts and a whole host of other means of convincing the courts. Act early. Protect your interests.